The tower of the City Hall may not be the most elegant piece of architecture, especially the rather plump roof, but there are interesting details. Just look at the rim of fruit below the clock face.
I suppose you see that wavy pattern in the cornice practically everywhere, but I fancy the idea that it might be inspired by the rolling waves of the sea 🙂
Pretty fancy, actually 🙂
Well, one could say they are visually overloaded, but then, compared to what we get now, I love the attention to details.
And now we’re back to Trieste’s main square, the Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, with the City Hall and its tower. It’s not the most spectacular sight in the city, but while I sat there in a street café, I constantly had it in view, and so I couldn’t help but take a few images with the long lens 🙂
At the heart of Trieste’s Old Town is a small pedesterian area full of old shops, restaurants and street cafès.
This is a corner in Via dei Capitelli in the Old Town. Follow the narrow street and you reach the Osteria Al Petes, an excellent place to eat local specialties.
Someone has drilled the letter “P” into this facade. Or maybe it’s something else? In any case, the holes go deep and I have no idea what they are for.
Like I said, this was Austria. Almost everything here looks very familiar. This entrance could easily be in my home town Klagenfurt, it could be in Vienna, Prague or everywhere else in Austria and the countries that were part of the Austrian Empire when it broke apart.
I have stopped tagging images the same day that I’ve taken them. It’s too much work. I still tend to tag them with country and city immediately after import, but that’s pretty much all I do. Half a year later (like now) I sit and wonder what church this could be.
Does it matter? Not very much. This is baroque, an already quite international style. Yes, I know, the spanish and latin american variant can look very much different, but everywhere else it’s by and large the same.
This is the Savoia Excelsior Palace, one of the two best hotels in the city. Nice facade, thinks the seagull 🙂