Saturday, January 10, 2009

El pedocin

It's very hard for a man to take a picture like this. The only time you can is when there are no women around ...

12 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I really did not know what "El pedocin" is. I checked it just out of curiosity about your photo and now understand your caption! Nice idea...

Abraham Lincoln said...

I didn't check out the meaning of your title but suspect it might say don't pee in the water.

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JM said...

I was very intrigued by your comment and had to do some googling to see if I could understand it... as far as my italian goes I think I know now what you mean, but I have to say I find this 'men vs. women' situation very weird... :-)))

Vogon Poet said...

JM, probably you missed the etymology of "pedocin" that is more funny than the segregation. I had to read through something written in "triestino" which, as italian, I did not understand easily!

Marc said...

Please explain Rob. It's a bit of a quiz to me and I'd really like to know :-)

valeria said...

Mi sbaglio o è la spiaggia delle donne, vietata ai maschietti??

humanobserver said...

is this a swimming pool or what ? It looks so calm....

Saretta said...

Mi chiedo solo chi vorebbe tuffarsi in acqua così bassa? :-)

Anonymous said...

It's a sort of city "(sun)bathing resort" in Trieste, divided into 2 areas, one for men, one for women/children under 12. "Non tuffarsi" means "do not dive". "Pedocìn" literally means "little louse". More info in: http://www.vitanuovatrieste.it/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3296

Nice photo indeed

iaia said...

sto lavorando da anni sul sito dedicato al pedocin, bagno comunale lanterna....

eccovi il link:

www.myspace.com/pedocin

e poi ho il gruppo ufficiale amici del pedocin su facebook se volete iscrivervi...http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=90970270177

nel canale lalberodellamusica su youtube ho inserito tantissimi video....

vi auguro buon divertimento!!!

iaia said...

These are public baths existing since the late 1800s. It is conceived as a place where women and men are separated. Though nowaday such a separation sounds peculiar, it remains a characteristic of this beach.
This is not only a unique place in Italy, but all over Europe. The beachers themselves are very fond of this separation: if a male were about to cross the line of the “females’ zone” (or viceversa), he would most likely be coverd with bad words and imediately thrown out in shame.
This strong affection is probably due to the freedom beachers feel in not being observed by the “other sex”. You could even see a women getting a sun tan with her hair curlers!
The only “contact” with the “other sex” might take place at sea where the separating wall ends.
This is the most popular beach in the city maybe also because of the ticket price: 0,8 € daily!
Children up to 12 years old do not pay and can enter both parts indistinctly.
If you feel like trying this unique experience, get your “separate ticket” and enjoy the sun!

iaia said...

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=403560245

ecco i video dei servizi televisivi di canale 5

------------rai 2(sereno variabile)
----------------- e rai 3
----e di un americana che ha nostalgia del pedocin..........

meraviglioso..........