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.
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.
Like Lisbon, Trieste has a big main square at the sea front. It’s not as big and impressive as Lisbon’s, but you get the idea. At the far side you see the City Hall, an actually pretty beautiful building, I think. Well, forget the tower for a moment (although you’ll see a few details of it), just look at the sheer amount of window area. Looks like steel has been used to stabilize the frame. Otherwise the windows would have to be smaller, I think.
Well, indeed, it was built between 1872 and 1875, says Wikipedia. Seems I could be right.
Trieste was an Austrian city for some time and you see it. For me much of the architecture is extremely familiar.
Trieste is also a city at the sea. It’s only the Adriatic, and of that only the northern shore, but nevertheless, the sea is the sea. It is big enough for the opposite shore, the eastern side of the Italian penninsula, to vanish below the horizon. And that’s what counts.
This window is in Trieste, Italy. We were there for a few days in May. Trieste is one of those cities near your home that you always fail to visit. They are too near for proper vacations and too far for a day trip. They have some sights, but they are not full of spectecular ones. There always seems to be a more luring place to go. Unless you go there. This time we went.