Monday, June 26, 2017

Coziness in La Cavallerizza

It might look rustic, even sort of damaged and rough,  but put in a few tables and chairs, with the weird looking deco hanging here and there, la Cavallerizza proved to be quite a conformable and cosy place to hang out with friends.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dog In The Church

Once it was not allowed to bring in dogs ( or any kind of animals, I guess ) in a chucrh, but now, it is not uncommon to see people bring in their dogs into the church, even a big one like this one.....

A big dog taking a nap in Chiesa Parrocchiale Madonna degli Angeli at via Carlo Alberto

Perhaps there are lesser people going to churches, so the rule has been relaxed?

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Football Fans Tragic

During the final of champions league, fans were super excited, a big screen was set up in piazza San Carlo to show the match in the evening, however by noon, there were already fans gathered in front of the screen taking up position.

Also bars had provided viewing of the match with their huge TV setup, usually outside just in front of the bar, like this one at via Monte Di Pieta, fans were sitting on the other side of the street to wait for the screening on the Tv at the bar on the other side.

 The excitement of a fan


 At noon, under the hot sun, fans were already taking up positions in front of the big screen

However, the poor organization, security plus human paranoia caused the event to be ended in tragic, 1526 injured and 1 dead.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Is Sunny Day

Getting hot in Turin, the air is dry and hot, and got me sick for a couple of days.....
The good side of having sunny days is that on the street everything looks brighter and the views are clearer, and at this time of the year, the colors are richer....

A view at Porta Palatina, bright and vivid.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Storm Arrival

Some days ago forecast predicted that a storm should be arriving, yet it didn't come. The temperature reaches 30 °C during the day, it is hot for spring, even though we are approaching summer now.
 Just few weeks ago, the weather was rainly, dark clouds would approached out of a sudden and covered up the sky of Turin center.

A rainy day at via Garibaldi....
P.S. The storm arrived yesterday.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

CDP June Theme : Nature

Is CDP theme day and is Spring too, time for the nature to wake up from the winter hibernation....

 Just by the road side, one can see that nature has started to show it colors....

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Monday, May 29, 2017

The New Piazza Carlina

Piazza Carlo Emanuele II (more known as Piazza Carlina) is one of the main squares in the historic center of Turin, near Via Po. It has a square shape of 120 meters per side. It is much more known as "Carlina Square" (so much so also indicated in road maps) because of the nickname that the Turin people affirmed to Carlo Emanuele II of Savoy for his effeminate ways, starting since in the 17th centuryCreated during the second enlargement of the city in 1673, in the direction of Po, the square, conceived as the main public space of the "new city" and ultimately of Turin, it was the starting point for building the new neighborhood and It was the headquarters of the works.Regent Maria Joanna Battista of Savoy-Nemours, wife of Charles Emanuele II of Savoy, called Amedeo di Castellamonte to draw the plan of the square, which was thought to be octagonal. The project was modified, reducing the size of the square and leaving it in the characteristic square shape.The position was also changed: from the neighboring Via Po, as in the Duke's idea, it moved to where it is still today. 
In the center of the square is the statue of Camillo Benso di Cavour, the work of Giovanni Duprè and placed in 1872 where it is todayOn the south side, the church of Santa Croce, by Filippo Juvarra, built in 1718 by the will of King Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy: nowadays it is used as a Orthodox-Romanian church.On the east side, the Palace of the Marches Ferrero d'Ormea, acquired by Tancredi Ferrero d'Ormea in 1844, paid a sum of 600 thousand lire to the Marchese Luigi Coardi. The building was designed by Amedeo di Castellamonte and later restored by Giacinto Roero of Guarene. Damaged by World War II bombings, it has been left for many years in partial abandonment and is currently the prestigious seat of a BankAt civic number 15 is the building of the Ex- "Albergo di Virtù", an educational and welfare institute for the vocational education of young poors, specialized in manufacturing arts, and which was active in Turin from 1580 to the second half of the nineteenth century. In this place, it later became a group of residential housing. From the years 1919 to 1921 Antonio Gramsci lived there.Extremely refurbished in the interior, it is later transformed into a four star hotel and inaugurated in November 2014

The piazza underwent a major construction, and was completed recently. This is how it looks like now.