TRIESTE CATHEDRAL

We climbed to the Castel San Giusto in Trieste to get a view over the town and the seaport. A cruise liner had docked, dwarfing the surrounding buildings. The Cathedral was an afterthought.

Trieste looks like a central European city even a century after being detached from the Austro-Hungarian empire and there are remnants of its former status, from the Orthodox church of St Spyridon and the offices of Generali, the insurance company born in the city, to restaurants serving strudel and sausages with sauerkraut.

The Cathedral of St Justus, a 14th-century basilica on one of the highest points, is from a pre-Habsburg Trieste. It is simple but, on account of its wall paintings and Byzantine mosaics, not austere, and there is a beautiful afternoon light.

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  1. Dear Marshall- thank you for your posts- always worth reading and I have become a sort of vicarious traveller via you! I have applied to take part in the CPA show at ~Central St Martins next March. Goodness knows how it will work out for us- the costs a huge, but we are finding this year difficult, and I suspect Trussonomics will do little to change the situation. Let us see. Jonathan C J.

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