Friday, March 30, 2012

Who can protect us from the Civil Protection ?

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Where am I?

(3rd clue)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Where am I ?

(2nd clue)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Where am I ?

(1st clue)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Via San Servolo

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


...from a dirty train window

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

P..attumiera 18

Friday, March 16, 2012


(giardino di via san michele)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Via della Bora

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Casa del Fauno

via Commerciale n.25

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Giant earthworm caged at last!

Stream (1998 - 2012)

(Photo by Nereo C.)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Vase of flowers

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.)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012


Friday, March 2, 2012

/ˈrōˌbät/ 2b

Thursday, March 1, 2012