Cloudy Days

After almost three weeks of sunny days starting in Marseille, France, one begins to believe that they will never end.  On arriving last Wednesday in Trieste at 22:00 from Lugano, our illusions were chastened.  We got off the local bus at our stop in a torrential thunderstorm; streets were rivers, and wind whipped umbrellas.  After two days of taking it easy, we decided to adventure out to Muggia, a small city east along the coast from Trieste.  We used our raincoats, at one point, walking in storm with thunder and lightning.  Then, the sun would come out, we had cappuccino and latte macchiato, and dried off.


Rainy Medieval Day
Rainy Medieval Day

This is a good metaphor for the journey.  A few days ago we had a little adventure seeking out a dentist.  The two suggestions we had were either on vacation or distant, complicated journeys.  On purchasing an oral analgesic at a apothecary, we asked in our Italian-English mix if they had a suggestion for a dental clinic.  Kindly, they went about arranging an immediate appointment. 

This reminds me of the film we watched on Condor airlines from Minneapolis to Frankfurt, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  It was fitting for the start of our trip.  My takeaway is: “Everything will be all right in the end… if it’s not all right then it’s not yet the end. “








I am not big on pictures of holy places.  One can be cathedral’ed out in Europe.  The central one in Muggia was simple with clear lines of architecture, unusual for a 750 year old structure.  Even on this cloudy day it felt light and airy.  Some of the great structures of France and the Baltics have a damp oppressive feeling.

Port and Industrial area seen from Muggia, TS
Port and Industrial area seen from Muggia, TS

I conclude this post with another panorama of Trieste, showing the working port and industrial area.

Author: c_in_b

The journey of a single step begins with ideas of a thousand miles.

4 thoughts on “Cloudy Days”

  1. We went to Muggia by local bus, #20. It leaves the Central Station every 15 to 20 minutes. Tickets are purchased at tobacco (Tabachi) shops. I purchase a strip of 10 for Euro 11.70, or about U$S 1.60 per trip. The bus #20 continues around the bay past a few shopping centers and outlet stores finally pulling into a covered bus depot as the last stop.
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  2. Especially love the Rainy Medieval Day shot! And how profound and true that everything will be all right in the end, and if it’s not all right, it’s not yet the end. Thank you for sharing your photos, adventures, and wisdom, Rob!

  3. I enjoyed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. School has started here. The humidity has been terrible in the classrooms. Tell me when the end arrives.

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