Folklore: The BORA of Trieste

The first time I experienced my first Bora in Trieste was at night. We had a forecast that the wind would pick up in the evening and, never having experienced it before, I admit I was a little excited and a little nervous having heard many stories about its strength and unpredictability.  It began slowly…

FVG STAYCATIONS

Wow, no one really knows how this summer is going to pan out. Theoretically “the worst is over” but then there are concerns of a “second wave”. Right now we are living in this world of contrasts wondering if plans made long ago should still be fulfilled. Many of us hoping to see family overseas…

LA PINTADERA

La Pintadera is quickly becoming an anchor store on the newly revitalized Via XXX Ottobre. Just kitty-corner from the gorgeous fruttivendolo TRIESTE FUNGHI, it is another oasis of color, fragrances and beauty. While primarily a florist offering both fresh cut and potted plants and flowers, the shop is also part home store, art and jewlery…

No scheduled post this week

Taking advantage of the fact that WordPress has launched a new system that I still have to familiarize myself with and that, quite frankly, due to the pandemic there is not much to write about, I’m taking this week to pause and regroup. Hopefully I will have something to write about next week until then,…

HOTEL DE LA VILLE

Going to catch the number 9 bus on Viale Mazzini, one passes a building with the inscription Hotel de la Ville. Just the name transports me; I immediately envision corsetted women with elegant bustles and bootlets, with dizzying amounts of laces walking with their moustached gentlemen in top hats and carrying walking canes. It’s hard…