Friday, November 30, 2012

Autumn Evening Sun

Taken in a courtyard when the pale sun was behind the criss-cross branches....


Thursday, November 29, 2012

House By The River Po

A sort of club house by the side of river Po, not sure what is it for or is it really a club house, but it was nice to look at during my evening walk along the Po.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

View Of Po From Regina Margherita Bridge

It was a long and cold walk, from Lungodora Siena all the way up to Piazza Vittoria, pased from river Dora to river Po, but the scenery of the two rivers, Dora and Po made the effort worthy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cappuccini Blue

One of the work of  luci d'artista that I like the most is the one they did at monte dei Cappuccini, little blue ring lights surrounding the church like tiny UFO, looking from below the hill, it look fabulous.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Reflection On A Clear Day

On a clear, fine day, reflections of various glasses, mirrors, shining surfaces amaze me more than their actual counterparts. Here is an example, the reflection seems like an extension of the building across the street.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Art And Craft Fair

Mostra mercato dell'artigianato artistico at piazza solferino, home made lamps with plastic bootles, woodworks, painting, leathergoods etc etc.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Autumn Is leaving

Autumn is leaving, rolling its luggage along the road covered with fallen leaves, tucking its chin under the jacket collar to resist the cold wind of winter.
winter is approaching, gonna change the set of clothing in the wardrobe again!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Low Sun At Balon

One late  morning at Balon when the sun was low and the rays were strong, created sparks on the pavements and outlined everyone passed by.....

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Lights deco at Porta Palatina

Luci d'artista is a cultural event initiated by the city of Turin in 1998 and the city of Salerno in 2006. During the holiday season, some squares and streets of the city are covered in lights, lights that go beyond the usual year-end: they are works designed by contemporary artists, who qualify for the high scenic value and / or highly symbolic values and conceptual.

This particular one is located at Porta Palatina, a sun with colorful beams right in the center of the old gate.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monte dei Cappuccini Autumn View

 Santa Maria di Monte dei Cappuccini is a late-Renaissance style church on a hill overlooking the River Po near the bridge of Piazza Vittorio Veneto In Turin]], Italy. It was built for the Capuchin Order, and construction began in 1583, but was completed in 1656. The original design was by Ascanio Vitozzi, but was completed by the engineer Giacomo Soldati.

(Text From :,_Turin )


Monte dei Cappuccini, view from across the river Po, decorated with lovely red leaves of vine.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reflection Of Bell Tower

Reflection of the bell tower of the church next to my block, somehow it looks better in the reflection....perhaps is because I don't normally see it beneath my feet.....

Monday, November 19, 2012

Anna Dancing at Balon

In Torino there are a number of people with special personality, I would say that they are prominent, Anna is one of them. Whenever I see her, she is always so cheerful, dressed up in her unique style and loves dancing in the street.  Is always a joy to see her, no matter what other say about her, I just think she is unique and free spirited.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Balon Flea Market

The Balon is the flea market of Turin, it was born at the end of '700, even if placed in another area. The present layout dates back to 1856 when a resolution of the then city council moved the market for scrap iron from its previous location near the Porte Palatine.

It takes place every Saturday in the historic Township Ball (Borgata del Pallone), located in the area of ​​Porta Palazzo, between the historic food market of Porta Palazzo, one of the largest open-air markets of Europe, and the river Dora Riparia.

The Township ball named after particular habit of the workers who were in the hour break to bet their meager earnings in the fronton of which remains as a trace only the surviving wall with the writing "Bowl Game".
The name arose from the saying of the workers "Andoma to giughé to balon" (aka: "Let's bet at elastic ball game"), from which comes the name of Ball Township, and in Piedmont remained the name Balon .

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Pointing pistol

A pistol pointing at the Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti, this more or less reflects how the students feel about the education system now.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tram Track

The track of tram cutting through the town with the ground still wet by the rain ended the night before.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Beautiful Evening At Po

An evening walk on the bridge on river Po, just before darkness takes over , the splendid sunset provides a spectacular view over the river.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Agostino Caresar At Palatine Gate

At Porta Palatina there is a pair of bronze status, they are of  Augustus Caesar and Julius Caesar, this pair of bronze statues depicting  are not originals but copies from the last, radical restoration of 1934. They, however, are the subject of dispute, as it placed incorrectly in the internal area occupied by statio and not outside where, possibly, would have more relevance.

(Info from )

The photo is the status of Augustus Caesar

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Light At Piazza Carignano

The Christmas lights at Piazza Carignano, the ground is beautifully decorated by the lights, in order to show the effect of the lights, the rest of the place seem to be cast into darkness....

Friday, November 9, 2012

Birds watching on River Po

Beside the usual gulls which populated on the river Po, there are also the mandarins and swans occasionally the cranes come and join in to look for food....
It is rather difficult to take photo of them flying along in high speed, especially when the light condition isn't ideal, anyway tried my best to capture some of the actions.




Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leading To The light

Walking through small streets like via Dei Mercanti toward a bigger street like via Garibaldi at night, often gives a sense like walking toward the light, sometimes it has a rather surreal feeling.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Piazza Cavour

Piazza Cavour is one of the main squares of the historic center of Turin, located a short distance from Piazza Carlina and Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

The area currently is identified by the name of Borgo Nuovo, it was opened in the seventeenth century under the regency of Maria Cristina of France, but in the nineteenth century the space of the Piazza Cavour was intended for construction: until the end of the eighteenth century quest 'area was occupied by walls that protected the city of Turin, right in Piazza Cavour site was one of the bastions of the fort.

When Napoleon occupied Piedmont, he gave the order to bring down the walls of the city of Torino, making it possible to expand the same to the south. On the death of Camillo Benso di Cavour, the square was named after him, as a natural continuation of the confluent Via Cavour.
Since then the square was intended  to be a green space, it was embellished with elegant gardens, decorated with two artificial hills, which was used to create the ground of the previous defensive bastions.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Street Decoration For Christmas 1

The lights are on! The Christmas lights along various streets are lighted up, among the same decos used every year, there is a serie of bicycles hold up on posts along via Lagrange which is a new addition, at least for me, this is the first time I noticed it.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Autumn Scene

Green leaves, yellow leaves, red leaves, falling leaves.....

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012