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June 5, 2019

20 Wonderful Photos Capture Street Scenes of Trieste, Italy in the Late 1980s

Trieste is a city and a seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. Croatia is some 30 km (19 mi) to the south.

Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures.

Trieste was one of the oldest parts of the Habsburg Monarchy, belonging to it from 1382 until 1918. In the 19th century, the monarchy was one of the Great Powers of Europe and Trieste was its most important seaport. As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste became the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (after Vienna, Budapest, and Prague).

In the fin de siècle period at the end of the 19th century it emerged as an important hub for literature and music. Trieste underwent an economic revival during the 1930s, and Trieste was an important spot in the struggle between the Eastern and Western blocs after the Second World War.

These wonderful color pics were taken by Duccio Pugliese that show street scenes of Trieste in the late 1980s.

One Sunday in Trieste, circa 1980s

Madonnaro in Trieste, 1986

Reflection on the Caffè degli Specchi, Trieste, 1986

Flower seller, Ponterosso, Trieste, 1987

Molo Audace, Trieste, 1987

Old man reading, Trieste, 1987

Piazza della Borsa, Trieste, 1987

Piazza Volontari Giuliani, Trieste, 1987

Bus N.30, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Citta Vecchia (Old City), Trieste, circa late 1980s

Clouds in the night, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Fiat 238 reflection, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Fisherman on the Ponterosso Canal, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Lovers in Molo Audace, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Piazza Unità d'Italia, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Piazza Unità d'Italia, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Ponterosso market, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Reading the newspaper, Via delle Mura, Trieste, circa late 1980s

Trieste and Moana, circa late 1980s

Viale XX Settembre, Trieste, circa late 1980s

(Photos © Duccio Pugliese)


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