Sunday, June 30, 2013

Arches Reflection

Arches at Via San Francesco D'Assisi and Via Milano, a pool of rain water gathered on the ground after a bast of shower provides a rather interesting reflection....

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Festival Beethoven

The nine symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven and concerts of the great German composer, performed live by two prestigious orchestras in the living room of Turin, Piazza San Carlo, in front of 50,000 spectators.
From June 24 to 30, the 'Beethoven Festival' offer to Turin and to the many tourists arriving in Turin seven days of concerts, meetings and insights dedicated to the work of the genius of Bonn.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Special Day On A Special Day

A group of couples got married on a special day, the Festa of San Giovanni....

Stepping out of the Town Hall with their marriage certificate in hands...before joining the parade again

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Owl And Falcon

Surprised to see an owl and falcon in the parade of San Giovanni, initially thought that they were fake, until they started to turn their heads to look around.....


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fashion Show Of San Giovanni

One of the attraction of the parade of San Giovanni has to be the various traditional costumes they put on....

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Firework Of San Giovanni

As usual, a firework show was presented on the day of Festa di San Giovanni, on the bridge above river Po. Crowds gathered at piazza Vittorio, along Via Po and around piazza Castello.
I was rather disappointed with this year firework exhibition, a bit lame as compared to last year...

Monday, June 24, 2013

San Giovanni 2013 Parade

Today is the festa of San Giovanni, Patron saint of Turin. Yesterday was the parade along via Roma all the way to the Duomo, the town hall and back to piazza Castello where they burnt the Farò.
To me, the traditional costumes is definitely the highlight of the parade, and of course the flags waving, throwing and the band playing always get people excited and involved.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Watch Out Police

Two policemen stationed at the junction of a street at via Garibaldi, while a passing by eyeing them...

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sunset Way

Via Garibaldi is a long, straight stretch of pedestrian road, it starts from one piazza to the other piazza. When the sun is low in the evening, bright, strong ray of sunlight would shine right through and coat it with golden lights.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


The company was founded in Turin and is based in large Regio Parco 9 in Turin.
It was born in Turin in 1837 as the Society of Gas Lighting for the City of Turin, but over the years changed its name several times before becoming the Italian Society for the Gas, Stige, and then finally Italgas SpA

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Book Video Cart

A very old cart permanently parked at La Marmora garden selling books and video dvd etc. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Roses In Summer

Seems like we have skipped spring and fall right into summer, sunny days make awesome blossoms of roses everywhere....

Monday, June 17, 2013

Two Faces

Occasionally, people walk on the street with two faces......

Oh no, it was actually just for the Pride parade.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Festival of the Solstice : The Five Elements

The five elements which surround us in our everyday life, earth, water, fire, air and spirit. 
Earth, the element which represents stability, firmness and resistance to changes.
In a concrete city, people tried to live a day in direct contact with natural earth by placing grass patches on the street at via Barbaroux.

Water,  an element which represents fluidity, flow and adaptation of changes in form, an element which provide nutrition.
In summer, water provide a sense of freshness under the hot sun, for people relaxing along river Po at Murazzi.

Fire, an element which represents energetic, forceful and heat. A destroyer by nature, yet under proper manipulation, it provides warmth, light and energy or even fun.

Playing with fire in an entertaining manner, at piazza Castello.

Air or wind, an element which represents movement, openness and freedom. An basic element for survival, expansion, the lack of it proved to be suffocating.

Air bubble is way of air controlling the movement within and outside of a body, along via Langrange.

Spirit, an element beyond physical,  represents a form of communication and ability.It can also be associated with power, creativity, spontaneity, and inventiveness.

Candles are often used as a form of offer, communication with spiritual world in various cultures.

This is a post for CDP June mid month theme Festival of the Solstice, visit the other participants here.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Urban Cowboy

He stands in piazza Castello, smiling and looking at the crowd, seems pretty content with what he sees....

Friday, June 14, 2013

Game Day

Every year, tables were arranged along via Roma, under the arcades, traditional board games were played. Is a day to remind us how interesting these games are, instead of shooting at aliens or monsters on a computer screen, playing against persons without faces.....

Thursday, June 13, 2013


This is what might happened when a bicycle is parking outside for too long....
I wonder if the owner deliberately want this to happen as a way to dispose the bicycle or just convinced that this will not happen....but I have seen too many....

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Stairs Of Silence

The stairs leading up to my apartment, in this palazzo, there are not so many residents, so, the stairs are usually silent to almost solemn.....

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Doggies Pride

In Italy, homosexuals are not allowed to form  legal family, so, to many, the closest thing for a family might be their pets. Here are some pets joining their 'parents' at the ' Family Pride'.