The Porta Nigra is Europe biggest town-gate built by the Romans, is a notable attraction in Trier.
Built in the second-century, as part of defense system with 4 gates and a wall. This is the north gate. Added more info on the Wikipedia page about the gate.
From Trier Hauptmarkt, Simeonstrasse leads strait to the Porta Nigra, and a modern boulevard of Nordallee is on the outer side of what was the old-Roman town.
Taken under my umbrella. The colorful mini-train is for the great contrast it contributed.
In the WS a frontal view from closer POV.
Porta Nigra on map: 49.7595,6.6438
*** Cropped the right side - it was under renovation with scaffolds.
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pajaran (41755) 2013-10-01 1:01
Interesantan tekst o arhitekturi ...
Lep pogled na mini voz i arhitekturu ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the architecture ...
Beautiful view of the mini-train and architecture ...
Good composition, nice place and the architecture shown.
Good work with a lovely photograph of the workshop.
Have a great day, all the best.
jhm (128049) 2013-10-01 1:18
Trier one of the most old cities with wonderful buildings out of the 17th century.
We get a very great contradicted between the old building and the modern tourist car.
Your picture is very nice and very high of quality.
Nice light and perfect sharpness.
These cares for perspective and depth.
Very well composition, lovely presentation. TFS.
Nicou (105851) 2013-10-01 1:41
Le petit train rouge et jaune se contraste parfaitement avec la belle architecture de cet édiffice tu as eu que du mauvais temps en Allemange, mais les iamges sont sueprbes.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (72728) 2013-10-01 2:57
The tourist train now found in many towns adds a nice dash of colour to the otherwise grey surroundings and offers a sense of scale for the massive gateway. Good rendering of the detail in the old stones.
pierrefonds (51028) 2013-10-01 4:37
The distance between the tourist bus and the gate is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the gate. The rainy sky is gioving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-01 4:43
The colorful bus contrasts beautifully with the old building behind! The cloudy weather makes it stand out even more in the composition! Wonderful job!
Kugart (1774) 2013-10-01 7:07
I have travelled here before to visit Trier's Christmas markets and you have certainly done a nice job capturing the grandeur of this remarkable building. Nice touch including the little train which adds colour contrast to the black facade of the town gate.
adramad (30945) 2013-10-01 7:49
A great monument captured a special moment, it's a shame what this black stone of this great door, you have done intelligently POV, including the little train, whose colorful, happy an image without it, would dull, I the equally sad when I have visited Trier.
A superb management of the brightness, sharpness is also perfect to enjoy it, along the beautiful color.
Very well done.
Have a good day.
Silvio1953 (105553) 2013-10-01 11:25
Ciao IKe, great view of fantastic old gate, lovely composition with little train, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (92213) 2013-10-01 12:17
Grand contraste des couleurs, intéressante architecture ancienne, j'aime les reflets sur la route humide, belle complémentaire en WS
ourania (18672) 2013-10-01 12:39
the Porta Nigra is a very unusual and really fascinating structure. I like very much the way you captured this scene with the colourful bus invading the frame. There's a very fine perspective and it's interesting that, despite the vivid, eye-catching colours of the bus, its dynamism doesn't fail to lead us to the dark, textured gate. Depth and sharpness are excellent, the chromatic contrast is striking. The workshop picture is great too, I particularly liked the presence of a person on the gate. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
mirosu (8160) 2013-10-01 19:19
I like this photo for three major reasons, the very nice color contrast, excellent viewpoint and well chosen tight crop which eliminates all unwanted distractions. The view up makes the gate pretty dominant. Well done.
(I never been in Trier)
Sonata11 (31245) 2013-10-01 20:08
interesting note about this old architecture. It is an amazing to see it with still wonderful condition. Wonderfully executed and presented this lovely place. I like you POV and the street train help us comparing how big this Trier is. Perfectly well done. Great photo job.
All the best,
shevchenko (18725) 2013-10-02 0:55
Good pov and good frame to the magnificent old gate, good capture to a passing truck too, nice WS photo to show more detail of the gate, amazing that the nearly 2 thousand years old architecture is still in good condition and saved in the city, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.
lousat (64213) 2013-10-02 1:27
Hi Ike,the train is perfect ot give a touch of colors to this gray composition,another cloudy day but another magnificent composition,this light seems perfect to preserve the serious style of the architechture of the black door,excellent details and exposure as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (21485) 2013-10-02 1:42
Good Morning Ike,
Oh, we are so alike!
When I visited Trier a few years ago, I took a shot almost identical to this! The train make=s a really colourful addition to the Porta Nigra b/g.
Lovely viewpoint, the train entering from the bottom l/h corner and leading into the shot.
The wet conditions, although not giving a good sky, have worked in your favour by creating colourful reflections on the road.
Have a lovely day,
Miguel82 (14500) 2013-10-02 2:18
Hello Ike, a colorful little train to carry the visitors of that place, good pov and report on a rainy day, a beautiful remain of the past in the bg that gate is very ancient, fine colors and exposition, have a nice day
emka (64150) 2013-10-02 3:23
Nice contrast of this really black gate and red-yellow turists' train. impressive view of this ancient building.
I was in Trier a long time ago. Then at home, looking at the photos, realized I saw only one side of the gate. Why?? So when I was there for the second time, I went round it several times.
All these scaffolds are is really a nuisance :(((
papagolf21 (79560) 2013-10-03 0:47
Bonjour, cher Ike,
Merci pour ces deux photographies présentant cet édifice spectaculaire qui aurait besoin d'un rafraîchissement pour profiter pleinement de l'architecture.
Le petit train vient joliment créer une belle touche de couleur.
kato (9542) 2013-10-03 3:58
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see strong/black town-gate built by the Romans. It's tasteful for Passage of arched. And, it's good at color contrast with mini-train. I feel depth of history including the photograph of WS.
fabbs99 (11148) 2013-10-03 6:32
Great combination of old dark building and a bright colored vehicle.A good range of color and a great management of light, good sharpness.Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
jcpix (6590) 2013-10-03 20:01
Don't you just hate scaffolding as a photographer...and yet there's nothing we can do about it....well, besides a good cropping!? :) No matter the circumstance, you've come away with a strong depiction of contrast and color. That red and yellow train would be noticeable in virtually any setting, but against the blackened exterior of the town gate and mostly overcast sky, it just jumps off the screen! I like too that the wet pavement has made for enough of a reflection to give an added little bonus effect to the scene. Nice capture and smart composition to accentuate the bright, bold colors. It's good to be back and catch up on your gallery! Have a great day ahead.
clic (12467) 2013-10-04 7:21
I see an evident paradox opposing vibrancy to the dull monument that apparently escaped the conquerors air raids of 1945.
Sad souvenir reeked of "black" tyranny.
nikkitta (8981) 2013-10-04 11:25
So, come back at photos under umbrella? interesting to create a group with this subject
May be the train add contrast ( I don't like them spoil nice views)
Like the old "porta" and the wet pavement, has a special bright
Buen fin de semana
mcmtanyel (5273) 2013-10-04 13:23
I love that tourist tram. Not only for its cuteness, but also for its contrast against a very stark background. Well seen and presented, TFS.
krzychu30 (12719) 2013-10-05 5:10
I have so many nice memories from this city(I´ve been there with my class on a school trip).
Despite quite poor weather you did the best out of this scene.I mean for example the timing.Capturing this mini-train was an excellent idea to enlive a little bit the scene and to bring more colors into it.
Nicely composed and executed shot!
Wish You a nice weekend
photoray (6690) 2013-10-06 4:05
Nice blend of the ancient Roman Porta Nigra, still in great condition after all these centuries and the funky bright colored tourist train.
I had a wonderful lunch here nearby outside on my whirlwind tour of Bavarian Deutschland.
macjake (45588) 2013-10-06 22:58
well, I can honestly say that I've never seen this piece of architecture before.
its funny to see in the WS photo how people are standing in the archways.
too bad the day wasn't better for photography here, but what can you do right?
amazing to think its still standing after all those years, that always impresses me.
and thanks for the Map View
fine subject and photo
carlo62 (19455) 2013-10-20 3:18
stavo cercando questo monumento e mi sono imbattuto nella tua foto, purtroppo non l'avevo vista prima.
Un grande monumento lasciato in eredità dai romani che tu sei riuscito a fotografare in modo originale, occostandolo al trenino molto colorato.
Bella anche la versione del ws, ma più tradizionale.
adores (30831) 2013-10-25 17:19
Looks you got some rain during your trip! The gate is beautiful but the little train brings lots of colour and adds a lot to the composition. Well done, you captured it on the right moment!
NorthernLight (1147) 2013-10-26 8:08
amazing that such historical buildings have been preserved through the centuries. Pity, though my mother was born in that area and a few of my relatives lived not far from there, I'm never even been to Trier.
Well captured! Really a nice contrast with the colorful tourist vehicle.
Have a nice weekend
bayno (18334) 2013-10-28 4:27
if it were not that nice colorful train I proposed a monochrome version, excellent details and fine composition...
claudeD (26980) 2013-11-01 10:00
I see that you were very near to Luxembourg (about 40 km). Porta Nigra is an amazing monument of the Romans.Is beeing renovated in the last month ...Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxmbourg
jmdias (48359) 2013-11-18 4:55
it is ever amazing when we find these ancient buildings that survived after so many wars and governments and weather. very nice image with good use of the color of the train and good sharpness.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (44057)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 0:51