|Inside the Cathedral of Trier|
|Anne made the pilgrimage with us to see the Holy Robe. She kept asking me what we were looking for.
|The Electors lmperial Palace of Trier
In 1615, Elector Lothar von Metternich had the present north and east wings built; the west and south wings were constructed under Philipp Christoph von Soetern. The structure was finally finished by Carl Caspar von der Leyen.
The especially beautiful south wing, which can be admired from the Palace Garden, was commissioned by Archbishop Johann Philipp von Walderdorff in1756 and designed by Johannes Seiz. The sculptures were crafted by Ferdinand Tietz. The magnificent rococo staircase in the south wing, also a creation by the artists Seiz and Tietz, is particularly worth seeing. On occasion, concerts are performed in the Grand Chamber of the rococo wing or summer open-air concerts in the courtyard. The palace is used by the regional administration and not open to the public on a regular basis.
Click here to see a panoramic view of the Palace of Trier: http://www.panorama-cities.net/trier/palace.html
|What antithesis! The Basilica of Constantine and the pink Rococo Elector’s Palace.|
|Brent and Anne