Torino is a city where green places scatter all over the town, such as a little park beside a busy road or a strip of lane covered with trees and scrubs in the middle of the traffic, with benches for people to take a rest and relax.
Since the beginning of Spring, in Torino it has been raining, it might stop for a day or two, and then starts to rain again the next day and the next day....
Looking out from the upper floor of Apple store in via Roma, some people are well prepared and have an umbrella with them, others are caught off guard and have to cross the street protecting them from the rain by other means...
The 2018 Flor flowers and plants show along via Roma and via Carlo Alberto was a success, partly due to the sunny days, miraculously, days of rain stopped right before the day it began and started again when the show was finished.
When my dad was still around, we were not ' allowed ' to keep a mustache or beard, simply because my dad didn't keep one. But now, my dad had passed away since 6 years ago and I am well past the big 50, perhaps is time for me to put on some facial hairs, at least a moustache since it is not easy for me to grow facial hairs.
At piazza Carlo Alberto under the arcade
At home with Max peeking behind
Here is the me with a moutache, I might keep it for a year then maybe shave it off and grow it back later.
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1906, the south side of the palazzo Barolo was demolished to widen and
rectify the current Via Corte d'Appello: in the street pavement the
trace of the original perimeter of the building still remains. Following
the demolitions, a terrace was built in place of a pre-existing
courtyard and the Green Chamber was rebuilt, which contains a fresco by
Luigi Morgari representing The Wedding of Peleus and Teti.
of the Falletti Marquises after the publication of "Le mie prigioni",
the writer Silvio Pellico stayed for many years in the palace, whose
room is part of the tour of the Palazzo museum. Pellico helped Giulia di
Barolo in her works of charity, even teaching in schools founded by the Marchesa.
staircase occupies the central space of the building in place of the
traditional location on the side as in the typical seventeenth-century
decorative arrangements of the ground floor and some rooms on the piano
nobile date back to the end of the seventeenth century; the stuccos are by Pietro Somasso, the paintings by Francesco Trevisani and the frescoes by Legnani.
The Barolo palace (also Palazzo Falletti di Barolo) is a patrician residence in Turin. It
is home to the Barolo Opera which, according to the will of the
Marchesa Giulia, has the task of continuing the activities of promoting human
and social service that Giulia and her husband Tancredi had
building, which stands in Via delle Orfane, was built at the end of the
seventeenth century by Gian Francesco Baroncelli as a renovation of the
house already owned by Count Ottavio Provana di Druento, "first squire"
and "great guardarobiere" of Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy .
the palace lived the only daughter of Count Ottavio, Elena Matilde,
with her husband, Marquis Gabriele Falletti di Barolo who, with three
children born in the marriage, left the palace and his wife when the
father-in-law did not give his daughter the rich dowry already promised at the time of marriage.At age 26, Elena Matilde committed suicide by throwing herself out of her bedroom window.
1727 it was inherited by Ottavio Giuseppe, the eldest son of Elena and
Gabriele Falletti di Barolo, who entrusted the modification to Benedetto
Alfieri around the middle of the eighteenth century to adapt it to the
rococo style. The
palace was the residence of the Falletti family up to the married
couple Tancredi (who died in 1838) and Giulia di Barolo (who died in
1864), with whom the family died out. They left the palace at the Opera Pia Barolo foundation.