Our first trip into Trier had been made without much planning. There had also been some sort of gathering around Porta Nigra, preventing us from entering. When a friend needed to pick up a rental vehicle in the city on Friday, I was happy to accompany her so I could see it up close. There are restorations going on, so construction scaffolding was a bit of a nuisance (and subtracted from what would otherwise have been some seriously beautful photos), but overall the views from within it were worth the trip. This is not one to miss.