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.
Given the weather had been warmer last week (up into the 50s!), and my partner had just come home after an extended absence, we decided to get out and explore Trier, Germany a bit. It is less than an hour away by train, and–being the oldest city in Germany–is home to a lot of interesting architecture and Roman ruins. On a more shallow note, we both wanted to see the new Oz movie, which was playing there (Luxembourg City theaters didn’t start showing it until today, and I can be impatient sometimes). Though there were a couple of hiccups in our plan (the weather turned out to be considerably colder than we had expected and the movie was actually dubbed in German rather than just subtitled), we still had an enjoyable time. Even in freezing temperatures, it is nice to get out of the house and escape somewhere now and then.