Thursday, May 04, 2006

Roman Gateway

As promised, here is a photo of the newly renovated Römertor (roman gateway). They've just redone the roof with new wood tiles, that's why it looks nearly golden right now. The old roof had more the color of the rest of the bridge (dark brown) - I guess, in a while it'll look like that again.

Next to the gate (which was built 1902), there are still some parts of the old wall left, which was part of a Roman stronghold dating back to 364-375 AD. It was there to ward off the attacks from the Germanic tribes.

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10 Comments:

At 6:55 PM, Blogger Seesaw said...

Nice!

 
At 10:09 PM, Anonymous pixibition said...

nice architecture...look like a bridge, i like the arch..great capture:-)

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger Wolf said...

Thats a really cool bridge/gate!
Very interesting design!

 
At 7:22 AM, Anonymous Anne said...

Nice gate...and the walkway on top of it! Beautiful shot Nicola!

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Andreea said...

being aborad and all i missed some of the pictures ... cool ones. love the phone booth. none to be found in brussels (yet!)

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger MoonSoleil said...

Wow, how long did it take them to renovate it? It looks lovely!

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Hi Nicola. Nice shot. Does it get a mention in the Asterix books?

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thank you all for your comments! Always appreciated! :)

moonsoleil - hm, not sure, maybe about 2 month.

bob - haha, haven't noticed yet. But maybe one that looks alike...

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Sam said...

I didn't see it from this angle! Nice!

 
At 10:14 PM, Blogger Mohammadreza said...

It's a very beautiful structure. Seems that they are taking good care of it.

 

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