Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bergamo riflessa

Bergamo riflessa
Originally uploaded by simone24.
Another beautiful Bergamo photo by Simone24. This is a church tower through an ice covered window.

Friday, March 02, 2007

City In The Mist

The bell towers of the citta alta poke through the mist on a Bergamo morning.

Saturday, January 06, 2007


Originally uploaded by simone24.
A very beautiful photo of Bergamo. I don't think that it needs words.

Friday, December 29, 2006

One Way To The Old City

Photo Courtesy Christina Pereira

As mentioned earlier, Bergamo consists of the citta bassa, or low city, and the citta alta, the higher and older part of the city.
You can walk up, take a bus, or drive up - but the streets are very narrow in the old high city.
So, an alternative is to take the funicular, or "cog" railway. To climb up the tracks there is a toothed wheel under the train that helps the train crawl up and down the track.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Hill Town

One of the favorite sites for any tourist in Italy, a hill town.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Bergamo's Venetian Heritage

This beautiful oil on canvas is by Franceso Guardi. It is titled, Rio dei Mendicanti, and hangs in Bergamo's Accademia Carrera gallery. Although Bergamo is in North Central Italy, it was once part of Venice as the post with the lions states. The heritage is still strong in the art and architecture of Bergamo.

Friday, September 08, 2006

James Joyce In Trieste

The top picture is of a statue of Joyce on a bridge in Trieste. Below that is the apartment buiding where he lived on the second floor.

Trieste was one of my favorite cities. It was very mellow, a bit on the rainy side - when we were there, anyway. And the people were very nice. It was almost like visiting another country - it had an eastern european flavor to it. That's why I ended up there, I had never been to a communist country and I wanted to visit one - Yugoslavia was still in existence then. The stories of Trieste being a city of spies was too much to pass up.
What I didn't know was that it was home to James Joyce for alnost 10 years and that the first episode of "Ulysses" was written there