Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Smooth leg

Detail of the Chamber of Commerce seen last Saturday.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Entrance hall of an elegant house in Piazza Venezia.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Where is our blogger?

Our fellow blogger, A, is missing in Iran. We post today in support of his freedom.

How much stronger would the impact be, if this were happening in my country and not a thousand miles away? Don't let indifference rule our lives.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Chamber of Commerce

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.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lessons in Triestine dialect (1)

El caligher = il calzolaio (Italian) = the shoemaker/cobbler

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Industrial zone ...

... seen through a gate.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Beethoven (Museo Revoltella)

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.)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wide-mouthed Frog?

Railway museum: an armoured German railway vehicle from the Second World War.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday post

In a minute it was pouring rain which last only a few minutes.

See more Skywatch here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Railway station Campo Marzio

The former railway station in Campo Marzio, now converted into a museum.

The building was built between 1901 and 1906 and became the terminal station of the Transalpine Railway, which linked Trieste to the Austrian inland, branching off to reach Vienna and Salzburg.

The station still has four railway tracks: some have been cut off and are unused, others house locomotives and trams, and are exhibits in the museum collection.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A little fishing boat

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wallpaper Dance

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.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Daytona, a tanker used to transport chemicals harboured in Porto Vecchio.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sea front

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).

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fishing lamps

(Venice Wahrf)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Skywatch Friday post

Wharf IV

See more Skywatch here.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Et voilà

When it was first inaugurated in 1912, the Excelsior Palace Hotel, was considered "... the most important and luxurious hotel in the Austro-Hungarian Empire...".

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Three giants in one shot

The Ursus, the Vittoria Lighthouse and the Monte Grisa Temple.

Today I received this award from Christopher which is a great honour, thanks a lot.

Now I have to follow
rules which are:
- Put the Award in the blog
- Link back to the blog who gave you it
- Pass the Award on to other blogs
- Inform owners about Award
- Make
rules visible And these are my blogs:
Gabriola Daily Photo

Tamarindo, Costa Rica Daily Photo
Three little cameras

All great blogs that deserve to be recognised.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


The huge Pelorus with its private helicopter.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Spot the church

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sala Tri*POP*vich

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.

What a great initiative!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Muggia Gulf

Friday, June 5, 2009

Skywatch Friday post

S.Giusto Castle.

See more Skywatch here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Waiting for the green light (4)

Click on the "traffic light" label for more.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tergesteo (2)

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.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


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.

(to be continued)

Monday, June 1, 2009