Saturday, February 4, 2012

A walk at Valentino park

Finally the snow had stopped, still pretty cold, but decided to take a walk to parco Valentino for some shooting.
The usual green grass field are all covered by white, thick snow, leaveless trees are hanging with frozen snow and ice, quite an unsual view for the park as I normally come here only in spring or summer. It was really worth the two hours walk under the cold temperature.

The Castle of Valentino (Italian Castello del Valentino) is an historic building in the north-west Italian city of Turin. It is located in Valentino Park, and is the seat of the Architecture Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Turin. It is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997.
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The normally green field is now covered by snow high up to the ankle.

Fontana del Ceppi, also known as the fontain of the 12 months, each statue represents each month of the year, now the normally running water is off and the pool has frozen into ice.

  Borgo e la Rocca medievali, the medieval town and fortress.
This is a fairly faithful reproduction of a typical late medieval town where streets are rebuilt, houses, churches, plazas, fountains and decorations of that era surrounded by walls and fortifications and dominated by a fortress. It is accessed through a tower-door.

A snowman guarding the medieval fortress.

Just another view of the park on the way leaving.

Someone actually built an igloo by the roadside, seems like the torinesi are having fun with the snowy winter.


Gunn said...

Beautiful winter images, but I have to say it is a bit strange to see Italy covered in snow! Happy weekend and keep warm!:)

Dianne said...

I'm so pleased you took the walk ... your photos are magical. I especially like the captures as you were leaving with the soft brush of colour on the horizon. Bravo!

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Julie said...

Yes, I gather that Italy does not get a lot of snow, being on the warm Mediterranean! On the news last night they showed the Vatican covered in snow. Keep warm, Wilf!

wilf said...

Actually in the north, every winter there is more or less snowing , this year is particularly cold and snowed quite a lot last week . I think we will have another week of freaky cold....
Thanks my friends, you keep well too.