Saturday, December 29, 2012


Thursday, December 27, 2012


Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Sunday, December 23, 2012


Thursday, December 20, 2012

palm tree

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Via Muratti

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

white dog

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012


Snow #3

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Snow #2

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Snow #1

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas column

City lights

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

roughly squared

Thursday, September 27, 2012

every which way

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

visiting the ghosts of Nugent house

(photo by Nereo C.)

Entrance to the rectory, adjoining the deconsecrated church of San Rocco.

The two buildings were donated to the city in 1954 by Countess Margaret Nugent Laval, heir of Laval Nugent Earl of Westmeath (1777-1862), one of the heroes of the Austrian army of the Napoleonic era and of the first war of independence. He played an important role in liberating these lands from the French in 1813: indeed he signed the "Surrender Agreement" of the French barricaded in the castle of San Giusto, together with Admiral Thomas Fremantle. As often happens to so many visitors, the count fell in love with our city and after the war he bought and lived in the complex of the former church and rectory.

The two buildings were donated to the City with the obligation to  convert the church back into a place of worship, and the parsonage into a place of education. Since then, perhaps because of the constraint imposed by the act of donation, the two buildings are in ruins and may even be.... haunted.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


This map shows the borders of the Free Territory of Trieste and was published by the Viseglia Geographic Institute of Rome in 1953, following the increasing request from Italian public opinion for information on the institution of the Free Territory of Trieste, which is a thin coastal zone outreaching from Duino up to Quieto River close to Cittanova in Istria. Officially the Free Territory of Trieste, established on the 16th September 1947, had a Governor jointly appointed by Italy and Yugoslavia, while the United Nation Security Council granted its territorial integrity and its independence; an agreement on the Governor appointment was never found and the Territory was, until 1954, divided in two parts: Zone A (with Trieste), under the temporary administration of the Allied Military Government, and Zone B under the administration of the Yugoslavian Military Government. The border between the two zones was established along the southern part of the "Morgan Line", slightly south of Muggia.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

mare e monti

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

cigarette break

Thursday, August 2, 2012

this is it

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

what is it?

Monday, July 23, 2012

card players

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Monday, July 9, 2012

Madonna of Health

The day dedicated to the Madonna of Health, 21 November, is associated with the heavy epidemic of cholera that hit Trieste and the Veneto region in 1849. Every effort was made by the health authorities to stop the spread of the disease that was already killing hundreds of victims, but to no avail. In that tragic period. the faith of the people of Trieste looked to the intercession of the Virgin, obtaining her help: the cholera stopped in the first days of November of the same year.
On 21 november 1849, after a high pontifical mass celebrated by Bishop Bartolomeo Legat, there was a huge procession, expressing the whole city's thanks to the Madonna.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Tuesday, July 3, 2012


The restoration of the Palazzo Tergesteo has been completed for a few months now, but very few shops are open, and very few passersby venture down the still bare and unadorned gallery. There's a feeling of crisis around here.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Make love!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

graffiti mania

(centro commerciale il giulia)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Villa Revoltella

Thursday, June 14, 2012

goofy doorway

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Posta Centrale

Monday, June 11, 2012