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Augusta Treverorum

Augusta Treverorum, or 'Trier' is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BC. It is also one of the few cities in Europe that have been capitals of the Roman Empire. Nowadays it is quite the shopping destination for cheap goods, especially for people from Luxembourg. Shopping around here can be quite the adventure, and the locals usually stare at you for wearing fashion created after the 90s (yes, the standardized blue jeans in its baggy format still is a best buy among the 'raver' culture apparently), but that is another story. Fact is that we already left the German ground after only a few hours of presence there.
Here are a few architectural snaps from a brief excursion into the land where fashion somewhat moves, but not quite in the areas furthest away from big capitals...

The rococoesque facade of the Palais of Trier



augusta treverorum (germany)







The Trierer Dom is a Roman Catholic church which dates back to Roman times and is home to the Holy Tunic, a garment with a recorded history back to the 12th century, in Catholic tradition said to be the robe Jesus was wearing when he died. It is only exhibited every few decades, at irregular intervals. This may explain why the fashion sense in this city is a slight bit retro...








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5 Responses to “Augusta Treverorum”

  1. # Blogger Fashion_Loving_Stylist

    Absolutely beautiful.  

  2. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Beautiful:D I am just now discovering the baroque architecture of Germany. It's wonderful! These are great photos:)  

  3. # Blogger Mom in High Heels

    Fantastic photos! Trier is one of my favorite cities in Germany. It's just so beautiful. I have the urge to drive there right now.  

  4. # Blogger Dakota Bear

    Fabulous pictures.  

  5. # Blogger Sabrina

    Thank God for you! I can live vicariously through your adventures. Congrats on your new camera. Can I have your old one? :D  

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