01 October 2014

osteria la mescita | pisa

Osteria La Mescita Pisa © Birgitte Brøndsted

My parents are visiting and Sunday we jumped on the train to Pisa to have a walk around the city, see the tower and enjoy a nice lunch. 

We hadn't planned ahead where to eat so we just jumped into the first place which seemed local enough for a decent lunch. Lucky us it turned out to be more than decent. 

Osteria La Mescita is an old eatery which dates back to 1902. It's a combined osteria/trattoria and enoteca and everything is delicious. I chose the pici pasta with a sauce made of fresh cherry tomatoes and basil. It was perfect. A simple yet so tasty dish. We also ordered some fried vegetables which were absolutely delicious. 

It's not exactly a cheap place to eat, but I think the prices correspond very well to the quality of the food and service was impeccable. Absolutely worth a try if you happen to be in Pisa for lunch. 

I have a few more photos from Pisa coming up soon. 

Via Domenico Cavalca 2. T. +39 050 957019 www.osterialamescitapisa.com

Osteria La Mescita Pisa © Birgitte Brøndsted

Osteria La Mescita Pisa © Birgitte Brøndsted

Osteria La Mescita Pisa © Birgitte Brøndsted

28 September 2014

the paper island | copenhagen

A harbor, boats, a cat and a coffee bar by Danish designer Henrik Vibskov. The Paper Island is not only Copenhagen Street Food. Here are a few more pics. 




26 September 2014

livorno # 2

More from Livorno. You can see the other Livorno posts HERE.

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte BrøndstedLivorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

25 September 2014

livorno # 1

In August - after returning from Copenhagen - I took Matilde to Livorno to visit the aquarium. Livorno was lovely and it was such a relief to finally see the sea again. Here is the first of a couple of Livorno posts. 

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

© Birgitte Brøndsted

Livorno © Birgitte Brøndsted

24 September 2014

the other rome

Rome Ardeatina © Birgitte Brøndsted

For many years I lived in a street in Rome called Viale Londra in a neighborhood called Ardeatina about seven chilometres outside the center of Rome. 

I loved this area of Rome so much and I think it is where I have felt most at home at least while living abroad. 

These photos were taken from my balcony. To one side I could see - far away- the center of Rome and to the other side I could see the modern Rome with new buildings. 

The light would change from early in the morning to sunset. Sometimes there would be the most amazing fog. At the end of the street you could enter a field where sheeps were grassing and the nature was amazing. 

I know that you are never going to feel what I feel when I look at these photos. They are special to me. But I bet you probably have your own place somewhere in the world which means the same to you as Viale Londra means to me. 

Rome Ardeatina © Birgitte Brøndsted

Rome Ardeatina © Birgitte Brøndsted

Rome Ardeatina © Birgitte Brøndsted

Rome Ardeatina © Birgitte Brøndsted

Rome Ardeatina © Birgitte Brøndsted

Rome Ardeatina © Birgitte Brøndsted