Saturday, May 25, 2019

Inside Palazzo Della Luce

A tribute to the splendours of the belle epoque and the seductions of the past, the Palazzo della Luce occupies an entire block with its imposing yet discreet structure. Defined by the Turinese as "the little Madama", it is inspired by the majestic and spectacular façade of the Palazzo Madama in Piazza Castello, magnificently interpreting the eclectic style in vogue at the beginning of the 20th century. A style that, nostalgically looking at the golden years of architecture, sometimes mixes it in a bizarre way, styles and details.
 






Inside, the wide and luminous entrance is a preamble to the sumptuous rooms on the first floor served by an impressive and spectacular grand staircase. Here, unknown to many, a large room of elegant neo-baroque architecture is revealed, dominated by a coffered vault with stucco rosettes, a hall that despite its evident richness of decorations retains a sober elegance and a discreet charm.

The palazzo is normally not open to public, I took the chance of attending an exhibition about psychology to visit this beautiful palazzo.

Turn out, the exhibition was pretty interesting itself.



Thursday, May 9, 2019

Spring Green

Spring has arrived, the plants began to have colors, tiny green leaves began to appear and the brown and bold earth has started to be replaced by fresh green grasses and wild flowers in various colors...


Among the wild Spring flowers, the most commonly seen are the dandelions, which matures into blowballs...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Master Of The Bubbles

He is a master of the bubbles, often performs at piazza Carignano, the colorful comic design costume and the painted face is his trademark.





 

Whenever he releases the huge bubbles, the kids go ecstacy and try to capture the bubbles. He sure brings a lots of fun and happiness to the kids.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CDP May Theme : Purple

Spring brings in a variety of colors, one of the colors first appeared along the river bank is the purple of these tiny fruits....


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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Blue? No, Is Jazz Festival

The 7th edition of Torino Jazz festival began on the 26th and will last till the 4th of May.


The town celebrate the event by projecting the notice directly onto 'La Mole'.

' The program features international artists and original productions by the best local jazz musicians. It is a surprise-filled rundown of big-name artists like Joshua Redman, Fred Frith, Enrico Pieranunzi, Jon Balke, Randy Brecker, Bugge Wesseltoft, Kyle Eastwood, Stefano Di Battista, Eivind Aarset, John Paul Jones, Michel Portal, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Ernst Reijseger, Jim Black, Sidsel Endresen, Deborah Carter, Don Menza, Flavio Boltro and Enrico Rava, who’ll be playing in concert halls and clubs, where the spirit of jazz at its most authentic mixes it up with a host of all-new lineups and alternative performances. The 2019 edition also sees an expanded schedule of outdoor performances, promising a festival atmosphere bounding through the streets of the city. For the second year running, the TJF presents evening performances at OGR Torino – the city’s old railroad mechanical services depot, today a symbol of urban transformation that has become a vital crossroads for contemporary culture in a city projected on an international level. '

Quoted from : http://www.torinojazzfestival.it/english/

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Another Piazza Another Reflection

A huge pond of water was gathered at piazza San Carlo, perfectly reflecting the two churches at the end of the piazza plus the horseman statue in the center of the piazza.



Is it sarcastic to thank the bad mantenance of the pavements which provide uneven ground to form these ponds of water?

Friday, April 12, 2019

Innocent Death

23rd of Februay, morning at about 11 o'clock,  along Murazzi on the river bank of Po, a young man had his throat cut from someone behind and killed.
The killer ran away toward piazza Vittorio and the young man tried to get to the street for help, but he was too injured, he stumbled and died.



After about 2 months, a guy confessed that he had killed the young man, and it was a random kill, or rather a random selection. 


The man just wanted to kill someone on that particular day, so he bought the knife and sat on the bench along the river and waited. Then, he saw the young man walking by, and he decided that he looked too happy and for that he was the chosen one....


An innocent death, a bizarre reason, a tragedy....

A day or two before the confession, balloons and flowers were placed at the spot where the young man was killed and the mayor led a walk along the river to mourne the lost of an innocent life.