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La Grande Bellezza Triestina

A little trip to the sunny spring seaside.

Story by Katharina Maria Zimmermann March 21st, 2015

A BRIGHt DAY

For Austrians the sea still is something special. Why? Because we got none. So when our longing for the big blue becomes unbearable, we mount a car and go south. Preferably to a pretty place like Trieste. This city, which is so close to the Slovenian border that you could easily flip a stone there, is very special to us, cause it once belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was the most important harbour. (Well – I guess, there was no other harbour.)

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LA PIAZZA DELL' UNITÀ

I have to admit: I love them all. Piazze, plazas, Plätze, places. I love them small, I love them tall. Square or crooked. They are all great, but this one is the best of all. The “main square” of Trieste is not only situated in the heart of the city, but opens directly to the Mediterranean sea. Such elegance – a raving beauty.
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We got lucky!

During this 2-days trip we got lucky so often. We found a very cheap, but central and good Hotel, I lost my gloves in a shop and a kid found them, ran after me and gave them back, and we had the best weather you could imagine on a day in mid-March. But even more: The exposition “La grande Trieste” took place in the old fish market hall. It portrays the “grand” times of Trieste in a beautiful ambiance.

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LAUGH & HAVE A BURGER

That could have been our motto for these two days, cause we laughed a lot & the spring sun helped us to be jolly the whole time. Sitting in various bars and restaurants (and even eating one great burger) at the old harbour was one of the highlights of our trip.

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MIRA: MARE!

To say “ciao” to the sea, we drove down the promenade towards Miramare castle, where we took a stroll through the already quite green park.

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Ciao, bella!

Every weekend has a Sunday and even when it’s called “domenica” where you are, you have to go back, cause work is calling.

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Footnote: I took my EOS 5D Mark III & my EF 24-70mm f/1:4L IS USM with me. Add some sun!
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