"The old and the new" Stock Exchange Square Tip by iandsmith

Stock Exchange Square, Trieste: 14 reviews and 22 photos

  Old stock exchange (left), new exchange (right)
by iandsmith

I've reached a decision. Perhaps it's not a momentous one but, I did make it. I've decided this is my favourite commercial building in the whole world.
Certainly it's not the largest by a long shot, then again it's not the smallest either! So, I hear you think, why does this crazy man rate this building so highly. In a word, proportion.
Mollari's masterpiece has an exquisite balance of things that I like; from the statues at the base to the bas reliefs, shuttered windows and frescoes above, all preceded by those standout Doric columns with clock set atop, it has this wonderful feel about it. I returned a couple of times in my wanderings just to see if my initial feelings were still apparent. They were.

Address: Piazza della Borsa
Directions: In the city center

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 27, 2004
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