The Chamber of Commerce headquarters is one of the most significant examples of Triestine Neoclassicism and one of the most remarkable architectural works of the golden age of the Free Port of Trieste.
The building is in the style of a Doric Greek temple, whose spacious portico has four large columns and a tympanum at the top.
Our fellow City Daily Photo blogger 'A.', photographer and webmaster, is missing in Tehran!
He has done a remarkable job covering the protests in the streets of his city. His blog, Teheran 24, has been daily updated until it was blocked in Iran last wednesday. From then on he has used his page on Facebook to spread the word. His last message dates from saturday, 10h20 am... Family and friends think the police took him and they have no news until now.
As I was strolling through the lanes in Città Vecchia, the old part of town, I came across a small reproduction of one of the paintings I prefer out of those displayed in Museo Revoltella.
The original is by Lionello Balestrieri, who leapt to fame thanks to this large painting (420x202cm) when it won the gold medal at the Universal Expo in Paris. The following year, it was displayed at the 4th Biennale in Venice, where it was widely acclaimed. This is when it was purchased by Museo Revoltella.
The painting is based on the memory of an evening spent in the company of some bohemian friends in a Parisian attic flat, when the artist's friend Giuseppe Vannicola, a poet and musician, played the Kreutzer Sonata by Beethoven on the violin. In the picture, the painter is portrayed in profile sitting next to a young lady who gazes out at the viewer to get him involved in the pictorial scene.
Next time I visit the museum Revoltella, I'll post a photo of the original painting.
Video: Nathan Milstein plays Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata (1st Mov.)
Video-exhibition of videodance (from June 15th to 28th 2009, Sala espositiva comunale “Arturo Fittke”).
The primary purpose of WALLPAPER DANCE is to spread the emerging language of dance and videodance among the general public, promoting and encouraging exchanges among the Italian and the international artistic scenes, offering young people the opportunity to approach dance and the new artistic expressions of dance, encouraging interest and sharing, and animating discussions about dance and its new ways of expression.
In the foreground is the harbour office, behind lies palazzo Aedes, "the red skyscraper", which was inaugurated in 1926 and is the headquarters of the Generali Insurance company's workers' club. On the right, at the bottom of the Canal Grande, you can see the San Antonio Taumaturgo Church (1842).
Formerly a coach station, this hangar-like terminal was converted into a theatre when the Verdi Opera House was undergoing restoration. Today, a sizable group of Triestines organized via Facebook are suggesting that the Sala Tripcovich should be used for NON classical music, i.e. POPular music in all its forms.
Inside the Tergesteo Palazzo is a gallery which is open to the public; this relatively modern building presents this gallery in the style of the ancient Roman forums, with their covered crossroads where the ancient civilizations carried out their public life.
This photo is a few months old. Only part of the gallery is open at present, as work has begun to renovate the building.
The Tergesteo Palazzo was built between 1840 and 1842 as a place for trade and where the local population could meet up and socialize.
The statue group standing on the facade overlooking Piazza della Borsa was sculpted by Pietro Zandomeneghi.
In the middle is the city of Trieste represented figuratively by the sea goddess Tetide, standing on a shell drawn by four horses rearing out of waves from the sea: the allegory of the sea on which the city's fortune is based is very clearly expressed.