From ancient ruins to taggers A not-so-reassuring sign in Trier that they don’t do snow removal so one should walk at their own risk. There was a lot of lovely public art everywhere One of the cool figures surrounding a sundial near the basilica. The sundial with carvings and figures Basilica in Trier commissioned by Emperor Constantine I at the beginning of the fourth centur AD. Now it is used as the Church of the Redeemer The imperial baths (kaisertherman) were constructed in the 4th century AD Close up of maintenance on the baths Porta Nigra gate, the largest Roman gate north of the Alps, built in about AD 170 The house where Karl Marx was born is now a museum of his life and the birth of communism Streets were lovely and festive We stumbled across a great pen shop in Trier! James Dean Mont Blanc pens All the colors of the Lamy’s The first time we saw a note saying free room we were startled before realizing they actually meant room available. Tagging and graffiti are popular in Germany, particularly in Berlin. Here are railroad siding tags A full discussion of when graffiti is art and when it is merely tagging is linked.