Thursday, 6 December, Nuernberg to Trier was our longest driving day yet. It rained much of the way. Once settled in our room, we went shopping for water and snacks. I found this large Lamy pen display in Karstadt (a chain department store).
Friday, 7 December. Ugh, half way through the trip and it’s time to do laundry. We found the laundromat mentioned in Rick Steves’ book. It worked out quite well for such a boring, mundane task. The place was all digital: a central payment station then linked to the soap dispenser as well as the start command for the washers and dryers.
The bright yellow smiley-face satellite dish called to me so I did a sketch of the view out the window while waiting for the laundry to finish.
Then we walked around the Christmas Market.
Saturday, 8 December, Trier. It’s predicted to be a rainy day, so we walked over to and spent a few hours at the archeological museum.
I like this sort of thing the best. The largest, on the right, is about 3 inches. It’s called a “fibula” and holds a cloak or other clothing together. It provides primary source documentation for my early period costuming.
I did a sketch of a famous 3rd century sculpture: The Wine Ship. As usual for museums, only pencil was allowed. So I left the sketch as is.
We walked back via the Dom and spent a bit of time inside the cathedral. This is quite the organ loft!