Friday, May 26, 2023

Continue On Balon

Some stalls at the flea market Balon on Saturday are setup by the shops along the street, so basically the shops place their goods in front of the shops and business as usual.

Compared to the independent stalls, the things sell by the shops are more valueable, such as antiques and collectable items. Unlike the independent stalls which have more surprises.

 Location : Balon

Monday, May 22, 2023

Saturday Flea Market

Flea market at Balon on Saturday is something to experience once in a while. It used to be more chaotic, more packed and more erratic.

Visited the flea market last Saturday and found that there were lesser stalls, many areas were not allowed to have stall setup, so overall, it seemed less crowded and less interesting, also less 'dangerous'.

Many illegal stalls were sent away, and the remaining stalls were selling more 'traditional' items.

Nevertheless, Balon is still a place worth to visit on a nice Saturday morning, just beware of the pickpockets.

Location : Balon

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Re-Opening Of A Garden

The historic garden of Palazzo Dal Pozzo della Cisterna is once again be accessible to the public. 

A historic garden, like the building in which it is located, is today the prestigious headquarters of the Metropolis of Turin. It dates back to the end of the 17th century, when the original core of the noble residence was enriched by this green area, a gift of the Royal Lady Maria Giovanna Battista di Savoia Nemours.

 A small jewel nestled in the streets of the center of Turin where you can admire natural and architectural elements blending into each other. After major renovations and consolidation of the façade on the garden side, from the end of March 2023 this small Turin oasis is once again available to the entire population. Open seven days a week from 9.00 to 18.00, the garden will await Turin residents and visiting tourists as a small green interlude in the city center with plants, a gushing central fountain and a traditional toret that will be put back into operation.

Location :  Giardino storico di Palazzo dal pozzo della cisterna

Saturday, May 6, 2023

A Little Spring View

Always love this view in Spring, this particular tree blossoms beautifully along the river Po. The tress and the low houses behind the tree, the combination is so rural, as if in the countryside, although the city center is not so far away.

Location: Lungo Po

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Tulips Season

Tulips are in town again. The little garden at piazza Filiberto has again planted with beautiful tulips to welcome the Spring. 

The tulips this year are a bit different, beside the usual single layer petals, there are also some multi-layers petals tulips, known as the peony tulips and they are gorgeous.

 Location : Piazza Filiberto

Monday, May 1, 2023

CDP May 2023 Theme Day : Museum, Cinema Museum

I have posted many photo of La Mole, a popular tourists attraction and landmark of Torino.

Beside being a dominating building, it is also the cinema museum, with many fun things to see and to play with, and a platform on the top to enjoy a panorama view of the city.

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Location : Cinema Museum

Thursday, April 27, 2023

JR Deplace Exhibition

Intesa Sanpaolo organizes at the Gallerie d'Italia - Turin from 9 February 2023 to 16 July 2023 the first Italian solo exhibition of JR, a French artist famous throughout the world for his projects that combine photography, public art and social commitment.

These photos are displayed in piazza San Carlo, as promotion, I guess.... 

Location : Piazza San Carlo