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Day 15: Trieste

I suspect Trieste is our most-visited city. We might not have spent so many days here but it's a late-night return on a Sunday so we keep using the local airport for our returns home. Today's flight had been moved forward by several hours, which isn't a bad thing, as our recent return home at 04:00 from Prague prior to a working day gave us cause to rethink our strategy. So we started today totally at leisure, since we've been to Trieste so many times before and were therefore not in a position to have to get a day's sightseeing in. We dropped our suitcases off at the train station and headed to the main square for a coffee with a view:

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We took a quick stroll past some landmarks which were already known to us ...

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... in the direction of the the public gardens.

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They were established between 1854 and 1864 on lands acquired from a benedictine monastery.

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There's even a lovely little waterfall in there:

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Around the corner we found an Esperanto plaque. I've lost count of how many we've seen on our holidays this year!

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We decided to look for lunch and headed in the direction of the sea, which brought us en route to Clare's favourite building, the orthodox church:

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The James Joyce bridge had somebody posing with the statue and a building looking resplendent alongside the bright sky:

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We passed by the canal ...

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... and finally reached the sea:

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And after an uneventful few hours we arrived back home. Getting in at 22:00 probably would strike most people as still late when the alarms are set for 06:00 the following day, but it's still an improvement on the 02:00 that we had originally lined up.




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