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rhiaro ... tampering ...

Treiste some more

After drafting my last post from Zoe Market cafe, I was struck with the urge to see what the Trieste coastline had to offer further south. I walked to the port area, and discovered it's not really a place for wandering.. big highways and industrial buildings. Nonetheless, even the warehouses and apartment blocks were fairly aesthetically pleasing, and at one point a long park runs parallel to the coast, almost like an apology. GPS trace of the walk here.

I did make it to Pedocin beach eventually though. It took a while to find.. I walked around the pier, which felt quite dead, and found the lighthouse. But industrial buildings in every direction seemed to be preventing me from accessing the coast.. though as I walked past one large wall, I could hear children, so I persisted. Eventually I found the entrance, through an unassuming concrete cabin. I think the entry fee is 1 Euro, but there was no-one there to take it. The cabin has two exits, on the left for women and the right for men. A wall divides the beach in two. The beach is pebbles, with immediate access to the sea; small and peaceful, with one vendor selling drinks and snacks. I napped until I was woken by the tide lapping at my feet.

Many small white boats in a harbour with Trieste in the background A lighthouse A pebble beach with a woman sunbathing, kids playing in the sea A washed up white and purple blob, it is a jellyfish Clear blue water with big white jelyfish blobs swimming in it

Super pretty white and purple barrel jellyfish fill the bay around here, and Pedocin was no exception. It was only 20 minutes to follow the coast around back into town. More photos here.

In the evening I ate cake from Giardina Tergesteo and pizza (oops) from DNapoli. I had to add the remaining half of a Marinara to the pizza I had already accumulated from Le Agavi the day before.

The next day we picked up gelato and took that and the pizza backlog to Molo Audace, a long concrete pier off Piazza Unita, for a picnic. Later in the evening I walked by myself to ErbOsteria, a charming vegetarian restaurant which uses aromatic herbs for all dishes. I was the only one there for most of the evening, and was treated to a three-course vegan meal with homemade iced tea. It was a wonderful change from the white-flour-and-tomato based meals I've been eating most of the week; high quality ingrediants, freshly crafted, and I was ready to pay gourmet prices. There was no written menu as it changes daily, so I had no idea what to expect to pay.. and three courses plus tea plus an extra dessert to take back for Kit came to 13.50EUR! Unbelievable. My phone was dead so I only managed to take crappy pictures of the food with my laptop webcam. I'll spare you. The starter was fresh courgette, thinly sliced and raw, dressed with lemon and mint. The main was gnocchi (boiled potato dumplings) with asparagus sauce (I heard the blender go, so I think the asparagus was freshly sauce-d for me) sprinkled with almonds. Followed by cake with balsamic herbs. I took a slice of stunning strawberry tart back for Kit, as I don't like strawberries but it looked far too good to go to not be appreciated by someone. He'd eaten it before I remembered to take a photo.

A panorama of Trieste including the seafront and out to sea

As of this morning, I relocated from Trieste center to a hostel up the coast, near to Miramare. It is directly on the seafront.. this is the view from the balcony, where I'm typing right now. Soon I will be bored of typing, and will go down to enjoy the last few hours of sun from that concrete beach I told you about in my last post, and hopefully find some granita.

The sea into the distance and a sun umbrella in the foreground A view out to sea with hills and a small city in the distance

More photos from yesterday and this morning here.

🏷 travel sea beach https://rhiaro.co.uk/tags/trieste italy vegan

Discovering Trieste

I spent the first few days wandering around the center of Trieste, and easily stumbled upon all of the Piazzi (I'm going to assume this is the plural of Piazza without looking it up), piers, statues and Roman ruins that todo-in-trieste guides tell you to see. The core of Trieste is small and compact, as well as alive and beautiful, day and night. The town is set into the base - and creeping up the side - of hills which turn to mountains. From any perspective the backdrop is stunning. Green mountains dotted with orange rooftops in one direction, and the bright blue Adriatic Sea in the other.

A boat moored with a pier in the background at dusk A canal in the forefront leading to a building with pillars A wide open concrete square with grand buildings around the edges A grand domed building with dramatic mid blue sky in the background Stone Roman ruins and grass

More photos from wanderings here and here.

You probably know you can't confine me to a new town's core for very long though. Yesterday we took the 42 bus to Grotto Gigante, a giant cave about a 30 minute ride up and over some hills out of Trieste. Well worth the 9 EUR entrance fee (for student; 12 for 'adult'), this enormous chasm is one of the largest publicly accessible caves in Europe. Guided tours are hourly, and we learnt about the history of the cave's discovery and usage, the growth of the stalagmites and stalagtites, and the scientific research that goes on down there. Our tourgroup was occupied by an enormous pack of schoolkids, but the guide did a great job at distracting them so we (the handful of non-Italian speakers) could take undisturbed photos, and keeping them quiet whilst she recapped the information in English.

Trees and a brown sign saying 'Grotto Gigante' A giant bear skeleton Some people on some steps leading into a giant cave

Stalagmites growing up in layers with dramatic shadows A footpath stretching through a giant cave A narrow cave tunnel with a person in

The cave really is enormous, and the rock formations are really cool. It took about an hour to tour through it. The temperature inside is a cool 11 degrees C, and damp.

The tickets included a 10% discount at the nearest restaurant, but the staff there were surly and none of the food looked good. There was nowhere to buy a bus ticket around the Grotto Gigante, so I figured we could walk along the bus route a bit and somewhere would surely pop up in one of the villages. Bus tickets here are bought before boarding, from corner shops or (less available) ticket machines. Nowhere popped up. Kit was a good sport and agreed to walk all the way to Miramare though (GPS trace). Some of this route was along roads, but OpenStreetMaps showed plenty of off-road trails which we took when we could. It was a very pleasant walk through grassy woods in between small villages, and all downhill.

The sea and sky in the background, blue, trees in the foreground Stone steps with grass A train station with the sign Miramare

We reached Miramare after one and a half hours. Castello Miramare is a stately home standing over the sea, and set in an enormous and impressive park grounds. We stopped for lunch at the cafe in the park, which was nice. I had a perfectly adequate roasted vegetable panino, and Kit ate lasagne and claims he has definitely made better ones himself. The surroundings were lovely though.

I went to check out the castle, but it's a new one not old, and inside was art galleries and furniture. I felt I could spend the 8 EUR entrance fee on something I'd enjoy more. I did find out from the friendly staff in the ticket office that there is nowhere within 5km to buy a bus ticket though, and the best option was just to hop on the bus and plead ignorance if we were asked for a ticket.

A green lake surrounded by trees A mesh tunnel covered in plants A white stately home, blue sky, green grass in the foreground

A castle on the right and the sea in the background Trees in the foreground, greeny blue ocean and hills in the distance White stately home on the right, green grass surrounds, and blue water in the foreground

We followed the coast around to the park exit, and then along a bit more to the bus stop. The coast between Miramare Trieste for a few km is concrete 'beach' Barcolo with steps leading directly the the ocean. It was well populated with sunbathers and swimmers. Trieste doesn't have any sand beaches, but actually that's far more practical. It doesn't seem to make any difference to the locals.

Concrete path with trees Concrete paths and rocks alongside the ocean A concrete path on the seafront, with green hills in the background, and some people

We took the number 6 bus back to town. It was packed, and our lack of ticket went unnoticed. More photos from the cave, castle and walk between them here.

Kit was done with walking, but after a couple of hours back at the hotel I had itchy feet again. I took the opportunity to quest for vegan mozzerella, at a pizzaria I found on HappyCow, one hour's walk from Trieste center. Walking through Trieste though is never a waste of time, even without vegan cheese at the end of it. OpenStreetMap routed me through some wonderful winding streets, and then along a cyclepath. This cyclepath was sheltered from the city center, and turns out to be 12km long and leads to Slovenia. Awesome. (GPS trace).

Some signs on a wall about the cycle path to Slovenia A cyclepath with trees each side and buildings in the distance Blue sky, sun lighting up buildings on a distant hillside

Le Agavi did not disappoint. It's far enough away I'm not sure if it's even technically in Trieste, but it was on a quiet street with indoor and outdoor seating. A vegan menu with several options; rice-based mozzerella, tofu, various sauces and veggies, I was spoilt for choice. I devoured one pizza, then ordered two more to takeaway because I'm an adult and I can do whatever I want. I took the bus back to Trieste center. Photos from the walk and eating.

A menu with vegan pizzas listed A close up of pizza with curry sauce and tofu A close up of pizza with tomato sauce, green vegetables, beans, corn and tofu A closeup of a pizza with mushroom cream sauce, mushrooms, and leeks

This morning I had pizza for breakfast, then set out to check out Castello San Giusto. A student entrance is only 2 EUR; it has an armoury, some historical rooms, and walls with, you guessed it, specatcular views in all directions.

Chocolate ice cream in a cone in the foreground, with cars and a historical building in the background Some sword spear things mounted on a white wall A stone cathedral in the background

White and red houses across rolling hills, with dramatic clouds The ocean in the background with red-roofed houses in the foreground The ocean from afar, with hills in the distance and red-roofed houses in the foreground

On the way I stopped for chocolate cherry gelato from Gelato Marco. Now I'm in Zoe Market, an all vegetarian cafe and store, which has lots of vegan options and milks. There's no wifi, but there's one power outlet, and it's a nice place to sit and catch up on blog posts..

The rest of my photos from the castle are here.

🏷 walking italy https://rhiaro.co.uk/tags/trieste https://rhiaro.co.uk/tags/cave travel castle

Review of Instrumenting Continuous Knowledge Extraction, Sharing, and Benchmarking

In reply to: https://marco-brambilla.com/2017/05/11/instrumenting-continuous-knowledge-extraction-sharing-and-benchmarking/

I like how this article seeks to accommodate a broad view of viable data sources for research, and particularly encourages data sharing and reuse between researchers.

The authors provide three examples of existing tools which could do (or be adapted to do) parts of the suggested pipeline. I hope that publishing this encourages others who are developing tools along these lines to come forward and let the authors and others know so that the community can start a comprehensive directory, as I'm sure there are plenty more.

It would be helpful to also have a characterisation of what is definitely missing as far as the authors know, and what the authors think are good directions to priortise for near term research and development.

Obviously I agree with the authors' call to open source such tooling for community benefit. I'd be particularly interested to hear your thoughts on the "agreed-upon integration platform" and what you think the best forum for discussing such a platform would be. Hopefully we can come up with ideas for that during the EDSC workshop discussion sessions!

🏷 #LinkedResearch linked research https://rhiaro.co.uk/tags/edsc2017 semantic web academia https://rhiaro.co.uk/tags/academic+publishing https://rhiaro.co.uk/tags/review

IRL I am Amy

On twitter I am @rhiaro

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🍴 The last thing I ate was Toasted sandwich with veggie burger, gherkins, salad, mush; orange and lime juice (Bar at Hotel Miramare),

🗭 The last thing I scribbled was about italy,

💰 The last thing I acquired was Sandwich, juice, cookie (Bar at Hotel Miramare), for http://rhiaro.co.uk:443/scripts/localedit.php?uri=https://rhiaro.co.uk/2017/05/9.50eur,

+ The last collection I added to was https://i.amy.gy/2017-eu/ (37 items)

📄 The last article I wrote was Treiste some more

The last trip I planned was from Mestre on 2017-05-18T14:53:00+02:00 to Trieste at 2017-05-18T16:45:00+02:00

🗓 The last event I RSVP'd to was WWW2017, taking place from 03 April to 07 April at Perth,

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