Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Europa Cantat

This experience of international chorality lands for the first time in Italy, from 27th July to 5th August at Torino! The festival offers more than 50 ateliers for choirs and individual singers, of any level and on every musical genre.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Via Pietro Micca In Abstact Form

Occasionally I like to capture the night scene in an abstact form, just let my camera swings while I walk toward the street, enjoy seeing what kind of lines and colors finally resulted.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


There are so many churches in Torino, every few steps there is a church, here is one of those at via Po.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Tower On The Hill

On the way to visit a friend at the hospital San Luca, saw this old tower standing there in the field....

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cloudy Piazza castello

Last few days were hot, but the sky presented with amazing clouds, together with the various interesting buildings of the town, formed a series of rich and lively scenery.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bubbles Dance

Piazza castello is a place where many street performers hold their shows. This bubbles dance brings a sense of freshness and coolness to the otherwise hot weather.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Other End Of River Po

Just a view of the other end of river Po where there is a small dam....

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reflection On Smart Car Window

Looking at reflections on various media has become almost a hobby by now, here is a reflection of building on the back window of a smart parked along the road side.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sun Flowers

The satisfaction of planting sun flowers is seeing them blossom, they do it so fiercely, so full of life and so passionate, plus they are easy to take care, just need lots of sunlight....and water, and they produce lots of seeds for next year planting.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

One Hot Summer Night

Tonight is cooling, but last few nights were hot, even walking in the piazza one could feel the heat emitting from the ground....

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Baroque Style Church

There are plenty of churches in torino, and they are built in different styles, the most sophisticated and richly decorated ones are the baroque style, somehow I find it too loud, too crowded and too celebrated to have a sense of spiritual.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Reflection on window

Sometimes, I think the twisted, surreal reflected images on windows are more intriguing and interesting that real things....

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Clouds over river Po

On a nice, hot summer day, pieces of clouds passing above and beneath river Po...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Re Umberto I Bridge

Re Umberto I Bridge is a bridge that crosses the river Po in Turin, it connects Corso Vittorio Emanuele II with  Corso Moncalieri and Corso Fiume.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Torino Street Style

This year, more people are staying in town for summer, usually at this time of the year, the whole town was almost deserted and I was always delighted to be able to stroll freely without having to avoid crowd of people. Instead, this year, the center is always full of people, so, the town governer try to organize more activities for entertainment, such as this Torino Street style. I don't know exactly what the name supposes to imply, anyway, there are some cool performances in piazza Castello.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Monument to the Frejus tunnel

Piazza Statuto is one of the most important squares of Turin. It is located in the center of the city.
It has an elongated shape and depart from it, among others, is Corso Francia, which in Roman times was the initial stretch of the road for the Gauls, and Via Garibaldi, which was the decumanus maximus of the Roman colony, the oldest street of Turin, once was known as the via Dora Grossa.

In the center there is an imposing monument, dedicated to the creation of the Frejus Tunnel rail. The monument, designed by Count Marcello Panissera of Veglio, president of the Academy of Fine Arts, and inaugurated in 1879, consists of a pyramid of huge boulders coming right from the excavation of the tunnel, the pyramid is topped by a winged angel, under which there are the marble figures of the Titans killed. The whole is an allegory of the triumph of reason over brute force, in the positivist spirit of the age in which it was made​​. However, this original meaning is superimposed by another, that is the monument celebrates the suffering endured by the miners of the time to carry out the work.

An Evening Walk At Via Po

The summer sky can be very interesting, a walk along via Po in the evening, suddenly noticed the dark clouds forming at the end of the street looked like mountains rising up behind piazza Castello. Of course by the time, I had my camera prepared, the clouds had disformed into less mountinlike shape, but still, quite fascinating.....

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Arcade Of Via Roma

Under the arcade of Via Roma facing Piazza castello....

Boat On river Po

Canoeing and boating are often seen on the river, especially in summer, it is delightful to see how the canoe and boats bring life to the water surface as they passes...
An empty boat always gives a sense of waiting....

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lone dancer

One day passing by Piazza Castello, saw this guy dancing alone in the piazza, so self absorbed and self content, whether or not anyone is watching him is no more important.....

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Night life at Murazzi

Night scene along Murazzi looking from the bridge over river Po....

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Basilica of Superga

Basilica of Superga It was built from 1717 to 1731 for Filippo Juvarra, at the top of the hill of Superga, to fulfill a vow the duke (and future King of Sardinia) had made during the Battle of Turin. The architect made allusions to different earlier styles while adding a baroque touch. The church contains the tombs of many of the princes and kings of the House of Savoy, including the Monument to Carlo Emanuele III (1733) by Ignazio Collinoand his brother Filippo. Under the church are the tombs of the Savoy family, including most of its members (among them, Charles Albert). This church by Juvarra is considered Late Baroque-Classicism. The dome was completed in 1726 and resembles some elements of Michelangelo's dome at St.Peter's Basilica. This is no coincidence as Juvarra studied and worked in Rome for ten years prior to working in Turin. The temple front protrudes from a dome structure citing the Pantheon. The temple front is larger than typical proportions because the Superga is set upon this hill. It is also believed that Victor Amadeus wanted the basilica to rest on this hill as reminder of the power of the Savoy family as well as continue a line of sight to the existing castle in Rivolli. Later, the Stupinigi completed the triangle between the three residences of Savoy. The complex can be reached on foot or with the Superga Rack Railway. The mountain at which the Basilica is found was the site of the Superga air disaster of Grande Torino football team in 1949.

(Text taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Superga )

Friday, July 6, 2012

Invisible Man

Today an invisible was sitting outside Fnac at Via Roma, reading a book....

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Garden at Piazza Carlo Felice

The garden at Piazza carlo felice in front of the main train station, Porta Nuova.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

View Of Bridge On Po

Another view of the Murazzi with the ponte Vittorio Emanuele I, also knows as ponte di Pietra, the stone bridge.


Monday, July 2, 2012

Murazzi Night View

Same view as previous post, but with the sky darker....


Summer, the disco, clubs and pubs at Murazzi open for the clubbers, looking from opposite at the canoing club, the lights of the clubs brighten the river Po,  beautiful....

Sunday, July 1, 2012