Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Sushi By The Road

With the re-opening of the restaurants and bars but limited to serve only takeaway and dining in the open, restaurants and bars make use of any possible open space to setup tables for the diners.

Many take up car parking space and even pedestrian walks, causing some inconveniences for others.

A Japanese sushi restaurant across the street decieded to place their tables under the walk arcade along via Pietro Micca.

Although the tables don't cause much inconviences to the pedestrians, but those poor waiters and waitresses have to cross over the rather busy street in order to take orders and deliver the foods.

Furthermore, eating sushi so close to the traffic dosen't really appeal to me...

Location : Via Pietro Micca

Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Totality

 Saw this strange looking installation at the Grosa garden near to the Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper.

It is the work of Maestro Costas Varotsos.

The new work of Maestro Varotsos consists of superimposed glass plates resting on a metal structure and fixed together with silicone material. The planes, which completely cover the support structure, follow a helical pattern reaching a height of over 9 meters. The sculpture is also unbalanced in one direction with respect to the support base, providing an overall impression of movement as designed by the artist. The metal structure, which allows the glass sheets to rest, consists of 3 central tube trunks to which pairs of horizontal trays are welded. In the new installation, its inclined trend was more gradually supported by arranging the first section no longer vertical but inclined by 10 ° with respect to the original project. The area where "La Totality" stands is completed by a hill of greenery bordered by shrubs that represent a deterrent against possible vandalism while ensuring a fair overall view of the structure. To maintain the characteristics, functionality, efficiency and value of the sculpture over time, a maintenance plan was finally planned, which will be supported by Intesa Sanpaolo.  

Location : Giardino  Grosa

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Spring By the Street

There are quite a number of trees along the streets in Turin, and they offer indication of the season changes.

These particular trees along via Bertola is one of my favorite, not sure if they are cherry, peach or plum, anyway, they blossom in early Spring and beautify the street with their little pink flowers.

Location : Via Bertola

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

After The Spring Shower

As usual, after a couple of rainy days, big ponds of water are accumulated in piazza Castello, which allow to make some shots of reflection.


This coming week, weather forecast is sunny and no rain, so the next chance to make such photo might be days or weeks later.


Location : Piazza Castello

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mole Views

As I have mentioned quite often, La Mole is the landmark and major attraction of Turin. It is rather difficult to resist snapping a shot or two while walking past it.



So, here are a few shots of La Mole from different views, all were taken nearby its surrounding.

 

Location : La Mole

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Narrow Street's Story

It is just one of the many narrow streets in Turin, pebble pavement, old high stone walls, and seems to have lots of story.

It is via Botero, there are a few nice restorants along the street, a church at the end, a sort of pawn shop runs by a bank where usually attracts a long queue of people trying to pawn their valuables.

I think there are also some illegal loaning activities happening there, since the bank's pawn shop service doesn't accept every kind of 'valuable', so the loaners outside will come into play.

Location : Via Botero

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Guard Dogs

People in Turin love to keep dogs, some love to keep big dogs, some keep more than one, even if they live in apartment. 

Big dogs need space to move, they need to go out as much as possible. While in time not possible for them to get out, they will just stay on the balcony and watch.

Location : Via San Francesco d'Assisi