Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Trier #1 ...

... the Porta Nigra, the best preserved
Roman city gate
north of the Alps ...
source: en.wikipedia.org

... Porta Nigra - inner court
(middle storeys, former church nave) ...

... 11th century Simeon's College/Simeonstift,
residence of priests who read mass in the two churches
of St. Simeon (Porta Nigra). The building has a unique
two-storied cloister around the courtyard/Brunnenhof
...
source: world66.com

... Porta Nigra by night ...

... Porta Nigra around 1600 ..
source: postcard

The Porta Nigra (Latin for black gate)
by en.wikipedia.org
... was built in grey sandstone between 186 and 200 AD.

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