Friday, May 1, 2009


Cody had the day off today (Friday) so he took me to see Trier, home to several historic sites!

First of all, the drive to Trier was gorgeous - we had a nice, sunny day for it! There were beautiful fields full of yellow flowers:

After seeing so many fields with greens and yellows, we were completely taken aback by a black field! It was a solar farm:

When we got to Trier, our first stop was the Basilica - this is the place Emperor Constantine set up as his throne room in around 100 A.D. There are just not words to describe how majestic this place feels inside! It's where I would set up my throne room!

Here Cody is standing next to a wall built a couple thousand years ago by the Romans - it just blows me away that it's still here.

More of the Roman Wall

Here I am in front of the Imperial Bath House. Constantine originally started it's construction as a sign of prosperity, but ironically enough, he halted construction in 312 A.D. due to lack of funds! He used the partially-finished baths as a barracks for his imperial bodyguards.

Below is me in front of the palace of the Archbishop Elector. The palace was closed, but it was the gardens that were spectacular!

Here are the Gardens:

One of the biggest tourist attractions in Trier is The Dom or the Cathedral. It is massively huge. Unfortunately, it was a bit too dark inside to get any good pictures, so you'll only get to see the outside:

And last, but not least, here is the Porta Nigra, or the Black Gate. It is another of those incredible relics that remain from the Roman Empire.

It was a great little day trip! I was so excited to begin our travels here in Europe!

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