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Scattering the ashes in the Moselle

The Roman bridge over the River Moselle

Since Christopher and I had often thought about visiting “Roman Germany”, albeit without actually getting around to doing so, I thought it fitting to take some of his ashes with me to scatter somewhere appropriate. This is the spot I chose –  into the Moselle River running through Trier, at the base of the original Roman bridge. The big basalt piers date from AD144, though the vaulting is an 18th century rebuild. It was surprisingly quiet down at the river banks, away from the busy dual-carriageway, and I think he would have approved.