Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
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Saturday, April 25, 2009
The Greek-orthodox Church of S.Nicholas officially opened with the first Mass celebrated on February 18th 1787.
The temple, dedicated to Saint Nicholas, was built along the seafront because at that time Trieste was a thriving emporium and, thanks to the Greek merchants among others, every year thousands of boats docked in the harbour from the East where this Saint is highly worshipped.
Saint Nicholas is also the patron saint of seafarers, shipowners and anyone who deals with the sea.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
These farms still open for a few days each year to the public, with their simple but appetizing menu of salami, ham covered in horseradish, cured ham, boiled eggs, omelettes, homemade bread and their own wine.
When they open, the farmers indicate the way to their osmiza by hanging vine branches at the main crossroads in the uplands and then all along the road to lead you right into their farmyard.
Getting away after a delightful afternoon guzzling their goodies and drinking their wine is more difficult...
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
In 1875, architect Giuseppe Bruni won the tender to design the new town hall.
The new building is made up of a large single body with a tower rising up from the centre (already seen in a previous post).
The Triestines weren't overly keen on the palazzo to begin with, and they came up with some wonderfully original names for it. The most famous, still used today, is Palazzo Cheba (The Cage Palace), as it looks like an enormous bird cage.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I've missed a post and today I am publishing a photo which isn't of Trieste but of the Island of Cres, the perfect place to go to relax and spend the Easter holidays in an idyllic Mediterranean climate, 130 km from Trieste (here's the route).
What's this photo about? It's me lying on the beach, throwing pebbles in the sea with one hand and taking a picture with the other. I think I must need a longer break!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
WHAT TO DO – Anyone wishing to make a donation to help victims in the earthquake zone can do so by bank transfer or by credit card.
BANK TRANSFER: Intesa-San Paolo, ABI 3069, CAB 05061, account number 1000/144, account name: “Un aiuto subito – Terremoto dell’Abruzzo”. IBAN: IT 03 B 03069 05061 100000000144
CREDIT CARD DONATIONS (CartaSi, MasterCard, Visa, American Express) CartaSi Freephone: 800 317800 (from some mobiles, dial 12 followed by the number) Calls from abroad: +39 02 34980235. Have your credit card ready and follow the recorded instructions.
(quote from Corriere della Sera)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This is my model of Barcola, done thanks to USElaine who pointed me to the web site http://tiltshiftmaker.com/. Instead of wasting time with a photo editor, you can upload a photo and the Tiltshift Maker will do the rest. It works pretty well.
If you like this style check out this video by Keith Loutit.
By the way, according to Triestine tradition, if you drive under a bridge as a train is passing overhead, you get a wish!