augusta treverorum - city of emperor augustus in the land of the treveri

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porta nigra - the black gate.
treveri is an ancient region in central europe bodering countries of today : belgium, france, luxembourg and germany. emperor augustus conquered the land and built a stronghold called "augusta treverorum" (city of augustus in the land of the treveri)  in the latin times is now known  as the city of trier in germany.  due to its close proximity to the francophone countries, it is also known as tréves in french.  the mosel river (moselle in french) flows into the city and which flows also into metz in france.  the area of germany is best known for its vineyards and the "riesling" wine which comes from white grapes and produced only in few countries in europe.

it is the oldest city in germany dating back to more than 16th bc.  many roman artifacts were excavated throughout the old city and the largest of all roman ruins is the "porta nigra" (black gate) as the city was important to the holy roman empire, it was also very prominent in the middle ages. in the center of the old city are large squares and plazas and some are used to burn witches in the stakes and torture criminals in public.

it was -5 °c  and really cold because of the "wind-chill" and turning dark and  starting to freeze and the light is fading and its only 4pm. i decided to turn back but thank god i captured some shots of the city as my camera is not good in the dark as it hardly captures light from darkness.
Vikram says:
LOL I'm sorry, I reckon I saw the titles of some of your entries and presumed you were writing them in French yourself!
Posted on: Jan 01, 2008
lauro says:
vikram: i dont speak french unfortunately :P hahahaha
Posted on: Dec 30, 2007
Vikram says:
Tres bien! Tu t'as amuse, n'est ce pas?!
Posted on: Dec 29, 2007
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porta nigra - the black gate.
porta nigra - the black gate.
the central post office of trier.
the central post office of trier.
foot sculptures are scattered thro…
foot sculptures are scattered thr…
19th century buildings.
19th century buildings.
medieval buildings in the center o…
medieval buildings in the center …
medieval buildings in the center o…
medieval buildings in the center …
someone said that they use this to…
someone said that they use this t…
around the main square.
around the main square.
medieval buildings in the center o…
medieval buildings in the center …
detaild part of the building.
detaild part of the building.
the porta nigra
the porta nigra
the plaza around the post office.
the plaza around the post office.
a torture stake.
a torture stake.
the main square in twilight.
the main square in twilight.
the trier cathedral and the liebf…
the trier cathedral and the "lieb…
the liebfrauenkirche.
the liebfrauenkirche.
trier dom - cathedral.
trier dom - cathedral.
the liebfrauenkirche.
the liebfrauenkirche.
nuns in winter.
nuns in winter.
Trier
photo by: Vlindeke