Monday, April 12, 2010
Germany - Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier (1)
A postcard that shows various places in the city of Trier in Germany. This postcard, however, was sent by a Professor of Internation Relations from Poland, stamped and postmarked in Poland.
Trier is an example of a large Roman capital after the division of the empire. The remains of the Imperial Palace, in addition to the Aula Palatina and the Imperial Thermae, are impressive in their dimensions. The city bears exceptional testimony to Roman civilization owing to the density and the quality of the monuments preserved: the bridge, the remains of the fortified wall, thermae, amphitheatre, storehouses, etc. In particular, funerary art and the craftsmanship of potters, glassworkers, and moneyers flourished in the city.