Some Trieste Heads
3 monthes ago - By Art Contrarian
The Italian port city Trieste was under Hapsburg rule for more than 500 years ending in 1918 at the conclusion of the Great War.
The sculptures of human heads I noticed on many buildings in the city probably date from Austrian, rather than times of Italian rule. I don't know the ethnicity of the sculptors or the buildings' architects, however. Many such heads were placed atop entries of buildings.
I was in town in October 2021 and took the following photos of some of those heads.
This 1930s Moderne style bas relief is in Trieste's cruise terminal area.
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