Friday, May 31, 2013

Visiting Robert Capa

 Robert Capa (born Friedmann Endre Ernő, October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris. His action photographs, such as those taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion, uniquely portray the violence of war.
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While visiting the Robert Capa's photography exhibition at the Royal Palace.....

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Entrance To The Past

The Museo Egizio is a museum in Turin, Italy, specialising in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It houses the world's second largest collections of Egyptian antiquities after Cairo.

Currently, seems like a major construction is going on,  a temporary entrance is added, extending the original entrance to the pedestrian pavement. It does create inconveniences for people walking along Via Langrange, as the pavement is basically reduced by half its width, not to mention they forbid bicycles from passing through. Furthermore, as like all construction works going on in Italy, they seem to take forever to complete...
At least, the temporary entrance is intriguing, that I can give them the credit.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Man Sitting In Piazza Marmora

A status of a man sitting on a bench and a bicycle with big wheel, is placed on the grass patch in Piazza Marmora. This little park at Piazza Marmora is a lovely place to sit around and enjoy staying with the nature between all the concrete palazzi, the new status added some playfulness to the atmosphere.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sunday Market At Gran madre

Every third Sunday of the month, a special market is held  at the streets around the Gran Madre church, selling mostly antiques and crafts.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ciao Don Gallo

Don Andrea Gallo (18 July 1928 – 22 May 2013) was an Italian presbyter, founder and leader of the community of San Benedetto al Porto of Genoa. He often called himself a "priest of the sidewalk", referring to his activity of helping poor and needy people.

He and the parish priest of St. Benedict at Port of Genoa, Don Federico Rebora, together with a small group he established the Comunità di San Benedetto al Porto.
Since then he has committed for pacifism and in the recovery of marginalized people, even asking the legalization of soft drugs: in 2006 Gallo was fined for smoking marijuana in the town hall of Genoa to protest against the law on drugs in Italy. He actively supported the movement No Dal Molin of Vicenza against the construction of a new U.S. military base in Padua. In April 2008 Gallo joined the V2-Day organized by Beppe Grillo. On June 27, 2009 he participated to the Genova Pride 2009, complaining about the uncertainties of the Catholic Church in respect of homosexuality.
A LGBT rights advocate, on August 15, 2011 Gallo has been honored as Gay Character of the Year by in Torre del Lago. In 2013 he said that the Catholic Church needs an openly gay pope.
He died in Genoa on May 22, 2013 at the age of 84. His death was announced by Domenico Chionetti, spokesman for the Community of San Benedetto al Porto.

He once said: He will never become Pope, because Papa Gallo would sound weird....
(Papagallo means parrot in Italian.)

A magnificent figure, an outstanding being, the love of the people to Andrea Gallo is clearly shown by the huge number of  participants at his final farewell.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Fine Day At The Flowers Stall

This the flowers stall where I usually buy my plants from, the very last time, we bought a double flowers Sulfinia and a pink Geranio. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Clouding Over Piazza Castello 1

Everyday the same, heavy, dark clouds rushing in and try to push away their whiter cousins.....when will a clear sky spring come back again?

View at Piazza Castello.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Beam Of Light

We have been getting lots of rain in this spring, even when yesterday was a pretty sunny day and in the evening, huge, dark pieces of clouds just started to rush in, trying to cover up the sky. The sun tried its best to shine a beam of light onto the city.

This view was taken at a house in San Mauro.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Aeroflorale ll At Piazza Castello

Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's crazy drawings of flying objects, the world-renowned French arts group La Machine designed Aeroflorale II.

Aeroflorale II is also part of a botanical expedition that collects crops and plant life from around the world with the aim of developing alternative sources of energy.
 The industrial-chic sculpture is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's crazy buildings of flying objects.
One thing I don't understand is that why having the whole thing setup to be displayed only for the weekend?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Shadow And Light : Arcade Of Piazza Statuto

Beside providing shelter when it rains, the various arcades all over Turin center also provide a rather intriguing view when the sunlight shines through....

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Light And Shadow : Facade

The low evening sun created a work of light and shadow on the facade of this church....

Friday, May 17, 2013

Porta Palazzo Market Getting Ready

Everyday at about 8 pm in the evening, stands are being setup at the open air market at Porta Palazzo, getting ready for the next morning.

While I was taking photo of the setting up, the workers (mainly Moroccans) shouted at me and wanted me to get lost. I was taken aback, as the place is a public place and I have all the right to take photo there.
So we had some 'discussion'.
Their reason was that, they were afraid that their photo will end up on internet and they don't want their girlfriends or whatever back home know that they are doing such job.
I assured them that I didn't take their photo and I was not interested in taking their photo.
They apologized and that ended the episode.
Well, they could have just told me in a more civilized way instead of tried to chase me away as if the place was their house.
Just wonder, what happens if their girlfriends decide to visit them in Italy?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Giardino Balbo

One of the quiet garden in the center of the city, Giardino Balbo is a perfect place to relax and sit on one of the benches, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, look at the fountains and why not, the blue sky and white clouds in a perfect day.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Street Performance

There are many street performers in Turin, mainly they perform in the various piazza, often they provide entertainment and joys to children and also adults, making the piazzas more lively and enjoyable.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Cowboys Dance

Sport's day at Piazza Castello, and the first thing captured my eyes was this cowboys dance, love the music and the way they move.....

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Scene Under The Arcade Of Via Po

Some were walking in hurry, some were traveling on bicycles even if the arcade is not meant for bicycles, some paused and busy working on their iphone, some had their little stalls set up on a side selling their handmade crafts and some were sitting by the side begging for money....and then there was me who took a photo.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bicycle And Shadow

There are a lot of bicycles parked along streets in Torino, often after a few days, parts of the bicycles went missing, but still many owners leave their bicycles parked out in the streets, not sure what is the reason...

The late morning sun cast the shadow of a parked bicycle on the ground of the street.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Morning Dews

After a night of rain, the meadow looks fresh and greener, tiny droplets of dew resting on the grass, sparkling occasionally when hit by the morning sunlight.....

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Decorated Staircase

A well decorated staircase in a palazzo at via Sacchi which I used to visit my dentist.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Urban Ruins - Via Giovanni Botero

Not sure this part of the street belongs to Via Giovanni Botero or via Gian Francesco Bellezzia, this piece of land nested between the buildings has been a ruin since very long time....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tables At Piazza Vittorio

As soon as winter left, bars and restaurants started to lay out their tables and chairs under the arcades or in the piazza, whichever offers the available open space. It can be very nice eating out under a clear blue sky or starry night, but as the temperature rises, places near to the river, such as piazza Vittorio tend to attract lot of mosquitoes...

Monday, May 6, 2013

Juventus Champion Again

Juventus win Serie A title for second successive season

Fans were gathered in the piazzas to celebrate, flags were waved, honks were blown,  beers were drunk, but the pullman which carried the footballers to greet the fans didn't pass through the city center, which disappointed many fans who were waiting along the street for them.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Urban Ruins - University Parking Lots

I think this used to be a parking lots next to the university, but it is under construction for something since quite a long time. interesting to see what is beneath this space, there seems to be some ancient walls, bridges below.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Creative And Delicious Artisan

The Creative Artisan, May Theme Day

 Italians love every forms......

 Delicious Italy!

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