If you want to know what I'm talking about, watch this video, check out this facebook page and come to the demonstration on Sunday, April 1 at 12:00 at the scene of the crime.
Friday, March 30, 2012
This picture does absolutely no justice to the beauty of the place, but it is the only one I have and I'll never be able to take any more. This magical place, this arch of trees, many of them over forty years old, no longer exists. In its place there is currently only desolation waiting painfully for nature to take back an area devastated by human ignorance.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
All the pictures posted over the last four days are details I hunted down in the park of Miramare. A ball adorning a staircase, the shadows of the vases on the balustrades, a detail of the castle and, finally, today's fountain located in the square in front of the entrance to the castle.
Brava "mytrieste" who guessed it and brava Lionella who wrote the answer on the facebook page.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Modernization works on the Bersaglieri wharf have brought to light an old .... saiba.
Saiba: In the jargon of port workers, this is a railway turntable with two rails crossing each other to move the rail cars by 90 degrees and direct them onto the rails running to the end of the piers. (translated from M.Doria - the dictionary of Trieste dialect)
The wagon was pulled onto the Saiba by oxen, or more recently, pushed on by a small tractor. To prevent the tractor coming off the Saiba a paiz (a long, heavy stick) was stuck under one of its wheels by a Paizer, the man whose job this was. This was a very dangerous operation, and would be unthinkable under today's "health and safety" regulations.
(photo by Nereo C.)