This little cherub sitting on a chamberpot points the way to the W.C. The sign says, "There you can go when you must."
At an Oktoberfest magic show
Looking toward the Toy Museum. Bicycle taxi in front.
Monument to St Joseph Nepomuk, with skeleton and scythe
If you know who this is, please tell me!
One of the old city gates of Munich
Tracht means local costume. People like to dress up for the Oktoberfest.
"In this house Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818."
There are saints over almost all the old houses in Trier, a very Catholic town. It must have been a strange place for the young Jewish Karl Marx to grow up. He was born about two blocks from here.
The tower was built in the mid-1600s.
The Roman building is still impressive.
The Aula Palatina is a huge Roman building that was later turned into a Protestant church. Charlemagne had meetings here. The building in front is the Electoral Palace.
"North gate of the imperial Roman city. Built in the 2nd century A.D. The largest and best preserved city gate of the Roman empire. From 1035 to 1800, the Saint Simeon church."
Not everybody is impressed with the Porta Nigra.
Trier is a university town and has always attracted tourists. Saint Jerome came in the 300s.
It was so much bigger than I had expected.
This enormous Roman gate was built in the 200s, when Trier was the most important city on the Roman frontier, and later made into a church, which kept it from being used as a stone quarry as most Roman buildings were. It was returned to its original form during the Enlightenment.
This house seems to show influence from Venice and the Middle East.