Saint Anthon and the Canal Grande, Trieste
This photo was taken at the end of Canal Grande...This area is also known as Borgo Teresiano.
It is told that this area was planned by Austrian urban plannersin the 18th century for Empress Maria Theresa.
There are many classic buildings around Trieste, maybe from the Habsburg era. I had a pleasant walk while waiting for my friend from Slovenia, Ivan to get me in Trieste...
This picture epitomises Trieste for me. It shows a splendid church, water and palatial buildings. Pretty much what the town is all about.
The church happens to be the brainchild of Nobile, though his 1808 design wasn't finished until 1842. Sant' Antonio Nuovo is its name and, once upon a time, it used to have a Grand Canal frontage, long since filled in but at least there's still a fountain.
The fresco in the apse, altar pieces and paintings by local artists are worth a look if you get inside past the statues by Bosca.
Motorbikes are very popular in Trieste. Neverthe less, traffic in Trieste is very busy and Trieste is a Medetirranean port town. And by motorbike is much easier to reach the destined place.
The Canal Grande is an impressive sight of Trieste. Everybdy knows where it is. On both sides of the Canal, there are old palaces, shops, outdoors caffees, churches.
Piazza S. Antonio is at the end of the Canale Grande, and contains the Church of San Antonio Nuovo with a little fountain in front. It was built in the 19th century
Canale Grande is one of the centrepieces of the city. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and the Piazza S. Antonio at the end.