Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ponterosso on ice


Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Xmas


Friday, December 23, 2011

Divo Antonio


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Yale man


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

mirrored


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CCTV


Monday, December 19, 2011

quote

"On the night of May 10, 1941, with one of the last bombs of the last serious raid, our House of Commons was destroyed by the violence of the enemy, and we have now to consider whether we should build it up again,and how, and when. We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us. Having dwelt and served for more than forty years in the late Chamber, and having derived very great pleasure and advantage therefrom, I, naturally, should like to see it restored in all essentials to its old form, convenience and dignity."

-Winston Churchill, 28 October 1943 to the House of Commons (meeting in the House of Lords).

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sqon the cat

(via Tigor)


Sqon has left his signature in many places, some hidden and others clearly visible, for all to see, in streets, on walls and cars, in Pordenone, Udine, Venice and other cities in the northeast of Italy. 
Apparently he lives in Pordenone or nearby, he is 24 years old and has taken part in various street art and hip hop culture events.

On the Internet, photos of some of his fat cats can be seen at the following sites:

www.ekosystem.org/tag/sqon
www.fotolog.com/fatcats
www.aerosolart.it/sqon.htm
www.graffiti.org/sqon/index.html
www.mymage.it/portfolio/index.php?d=Sqon/
www.flickr.com/photos/un-gatto-di-passaggio/sets/72157601898158997/

(source: Off)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Skid mark


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

gas mask


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

merry-go-round

(piazza Goldoni)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Brolly


Friday, December 9, 2011

cliffs



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Beata Vergine

The Blessed Virgin of Health hosted in the Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Scala dei giganti

a detail of the recently cleaned and restored staircase 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Androna del pozzo



Monday, December 5, 2011

Chris Gilmour

Chris Gilmour, the artist who created the Equestrian Statue, photographed next to a cardboard cannon, his second work of art exhibited at the Museum Revoltella.

Friday, December 2, 2011

mild weather



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tiny little ...

MÖWENSTEERT
Tug/Icebreaker/Salvage vessel
Registered: IMO 8034198
103 GRT, 28 NRT, L24,46m, B6,66m, Dr2,65m
1 scr, diesel 4t 6cyl MWM type RH335SU, 430bhp-317kW, sp 11kn

Today's photo is not really about a boat (btw, you already saw the green tug in a mirror). It's about ... a tiny little flag.
The Mowensteert is flying the Austrian flag. After 90 years, the red-white-red flag once again flies in the port of Trieste!


(photo by Nereo C.)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Public library


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

tripodless

wandering through the old city without a tripod

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

A.H. Baron Banfield

Here she is (see yesterday's post).
The A.H. Baron Banfield, formerly the Unterweser 36.

(photo by Nereo C.)

Freiherr Gottfried von Banfield (6 February 1890 in Castelnuovo, Austro-Hungary – 23 September 1986 in Trieste) was the most successful Austro-Hungarian naval aeroplane pilot in the First World War. He was known as the 'Eagle of Trieste' and was the last person in history to wear the Military Order of Maria Theresa. He may have been the only flying ace who flew a flying boat to five or more victories.
After the First World War, the city of Trieste was annexed by Italy, and Gottfried was for a time imprisoned by the occupation police. In 1920 he emigrated to England and became a British subject. He married the Contessa Maria Tripcovich of Trieste (d. 1976). They settled in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where their son Raphael Douglas, known to the world as the composer Raffaello de Banfield Tripcovich, was born in 1922. In 1926, Gottfried took Italian nationality and returned to Trieste to become Director of the Diodato Tripcovich and Co. Trieste Shipping-Company, which he took over from his father-in-law. Trieste Company ships then sailed under the Italian flag. Banfield became a celebrity of the city, usually called 'Our Baron', 'Il nostro Barone'. Serving as the Honorary Consul of France at Trieste, he was decorated with the Legion d'Honneur in 1977. Banfield died in Trieste in 1986 at the age of 96. (wiki)

 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Baron bollard


An old bollard with the writing: BARON BANFIELD.

For a long time on this bollard was docked the largest tugboat owned by the Tripcovich Shipping Agency, the A.H. Baron Banfield, a type of tug that provides assistance to offshore platforms (A.H. is for Anchor Handling).

The Shipping Agency Tripcovich bought it second hand in 1987 and held it until 1992.

Tomorrow I will show the tugboat and where it was moored.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cadmium red


Monday, November 21, 2011

Jazera



In the brutalist residential complex of Rozzol Melara (built between 1969 and 1982, 468 apartments and about 2,500 residents) is a touch of warmth and humanity: a square window surrounded by pure cement, converted into a jazera (q.v.) and adorned with white curtains.

(photo by Nereo C.)

Kertesz on my mind...


see Meudon, 1928 Andre Kertesz

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Hyssopus

Monte Stena is red in November (see yesterday's post) but blue in October, one of the flowering periods of the Hyssopus, a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever and expectorant, it is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant. (wiki)

(photo by Nereo C.)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Monte Stena ablaze with colour


Cross at the top of Monte Stena (442 m.)

Mount Stena is a windswept hill, and for this reason, it is almost devoid of tall trees. A splendid example of karstic moorland.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gabbiano super 2


Gabbiano Super 2 - TS 247
One of the Crismani work boats that keeps the sea clean.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Prepararsi a scendere




"L’ultimo tram, numero 9, el xe partido da Campo Marzio ale 21:00 del 31 marzo 1970 e la corsa la xe finida a San Giovanni.Mi iero a bordo dela terza vetura, proprio l’ultima dele ultime…

Durante la corsa el se ga impignido de gente che voleva celebrar ma ala partenza ghe iera poche persone e più de qualchedun se ga meravigliado del casin che fazevimo, una veceta me ga anche zigado che no se fa ste robe, mularia maledeta, dopo la ga capì e la se ga messo in alegria anche ela.
Più de uno se gaveva portà drio cazavide e tenaie per ciorse ricordi. Me ricordo de tre maritimi filipini stupefati che i gaverà contà a casa che a Trieste ogni sera i disfa i tram in corsa bevendo a garganela.
Mi go portado a casa el discheto col numero dela corsa, che el iera impicado davanti, sora del frenador. In realtà mi ghe fazevo la tira al numero “9” dela linea, ma ierimo in tropi che lo voleva e gaveria dovù mazar più de uno per rivarghe."
(foto di Sergio Ferrari, storia raccontatami da Nereo C. l'uomo che sta bevendo dalla bottiglia nella foto)


"The number 9 tram ran for the very last time at 9pm on 31 March 1970 when it went from Campo Marzio all the way to San Giovanni.
I was in the third carriage, the very last carriage of the very last tram ...
During the ride the tram gradually filled with people who wanted to celebrate, but to begin with there had been very few people and some of them were astounded by the din we were making, one old woman shouted at me "you shouldn't be doing that, tut, the youth of today!" , but then she understood what was going on and joined in the fun.
A few people had brought screwdrivers and pliers with them to take some souvenirs home with them. I remember there were three Philipine sailors who looked 
appalled and probably went home saying that every night people in Trieste dismantled the streetcars, drinking straight out of a bottle.
I took the disc with the number of the ride, which was hanging on the front of the tram, above the driver. Actually I had been hoping to get hold of the number "9", but too many of us wanted it and I'd have had to kill several people to get hold of it."
(photo by Sergio Ferrari, story by Nereo C. the man drinking from the bottle in the photo)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Angiolina

1962, Claudia Cardinale in Trieste, during the filming of Senilità, based on the novel by Italo Svevo.

After their intense discussion, as they stood sheltered from the heavy rain under the roof of the Central Fish Market, Angiolina leaves Emilio to take the tram, whose distinctive whistle can be heard in the distance . A few seconds later the No. 9 tram crosses the very tracks that were dug up a few days ago (see yesterday's post) and have now been removed to make way for a new paving and ... other films.



Monday, November 14, 2011

Tracks of the past


Piazza Venezia buzzing with activity as workmen repaved it. The thin layer of gray tarmac concealed an old treasure: the tramway. But as soon as it was revealed, it was immediately removed. The first tramway line, initially horse-drawn, was established in 1876, then the lines were gradually increased, they were electrified in 1898 and reached their peak in 1900.
In today's post I have added an extra image, a vintage postcard depicting the same area. On the left you can see a tram operating regularly.
(photo and historical information  by Nereo C.)



Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Poppy day

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Recycled cardboard art

Chris Gilmour
Equestrian Statue
cardboard, glue and paint


Chris Gilmour is an English artist who lives in Udine, specialising in the creation of life-sized sculptures of painstaking detail made of recycled cardboard and glue, using both plain packaging cardboard and recycled packaging material.

The Equestrian Statue is visible from 30 September to 4 December at the Museum Revoltella as part of the exibition "Corrispondenze d'arte".

Editor's note: the man in the photo is not the artist, he is merely a passer-by who helps you understand how big the statue is.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dotty

The pedestrian underpass of Barcola cleaned up and painted by the group "Work in progress".
Project by Elisa Vladilo


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rocky horror house


Monday, November 7, 2011

Funfenberg Castle

The ruins of Castle Funfenberg, an ancient garrison on the trade route that ran through Val Rosandra. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Looking out through the looking glass

pedocin

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Autumn crossroads

(Val Rosandra, Monte Carso, paths)

Friday, November 4, 2011

bollard

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lookout at Moccò

Lookout (top left hand corner) at Moccò on the homonymous hill, near the ruins of Moccò Castle, at 200 m. above sea level.

See also the "Lookout at San Lorenzo" post.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Teatro Miela

Teatro Miela: the best theatre in town since it opened in 1990.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Theme Day: Fences


This post is my participation to the November City Daily Photo theme day : fences.

Monday, October 31, 2011

anchor

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Barraca B