Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Up Stairs To The Cupola Of Superga

Been to Superga many time, but this was the first time going up the the cupola of the church to have a look. The view was beautiful, but what caught more of my attention was the spiral stairs going up and down.

Looking Up


Sunday, May 24, 2015

View From The Dome Of Superga

A panorama view from the dome of the Basilica of Superga....

The entrance to the Ascent to the dome is inside the Basilica of Superga.

A spiral staircase of 131 steps will take you on the balcony outside the dome, where you can view down and admire the view of the city with its valleys and mountains. In particular, on clear days, you'll notice some of the major mountains of the Alps, as the Monviso, the Group dell'Orsiera, Rocciamelone, the Gran Paradiso, the group of the Apostles, the Tower of Lavina, and the Monte Rosa.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Inside Basilica of Corpus Domini

The Basilica of Corpus Domini is a Roman Catholic church in Turin, northern Italy, built to celebrate the "Miracle of the Eucharist" which, according to various sources, occurred in 1453 during the war between the Duchy of Savoy and France.

The interior has a single nave, and was largely renewed in the 18th century. The high altar is the original one, created by Francesco Lanfranchi in 1664. The interior also houses a slab marking the exact place of the miracle.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To Drink Or Not To Drink

Turin has many fountains, this is one of my favorite which is located at the entrance to the La Marmora garden. It has water flowing out from the mouth of a face into the stone basin.

These pigeons love to shower and drink from the fountain, at this moment however they seem to hesitate whether or not to drink from the fountain....

Monday, May 18, 2015

Eygtian Museum Entrance

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. 

The museum was, in 2013, the eighth of the most visited sites in Italy, with 540,297 visitors and a total income of Euro 1,698,350.50

It is recently renovated and the result is very satisfying, according to the visitors.

This is its impressive entrance ticket office.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Marketing The Holy Shroud

Matthew 21:12-13
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves. 13And He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER'; but you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN." 

The holy Shroud of Jesus is on displayed again, Turin is 'invaded' by lots of tourists who came to pay their visit to the Shroud.
It is not a bad thing, it helps promoting tourism, helps economical gains, and it is a religious event.
Then, they built a whole row of tents along via Garibaldi selling the holy items, such as the statue of various Popes, their photo, photo of the holy Shroud, all kind of crosses, plus some unrelated goods.
Which means, they damaged the beauty of the street.....for the sake of marketing the Holy Shroud.

Furthermore, they partially covered up the facade of the Duomo, such a pity, so instead of a beautiful facade, the tourists see a ' under construction ' Duomo, that just doesn't make sense....

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cleaning Up

Saturday evening after the flea market at Balon, the cleaners begin cleaning up the street with this vehicle.....

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

San Massimo Church

The church of Saint Maximus, dedicated to the first bishop of Turin, is a Catholic place of worship that is located in the center of Turin, via San Massimo corner of Via Mazzini, not far from Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.The church, close to the Cavour and Balbo Gardens, was built in the late neoclassical style between 1845 and 1853 by Giuseppe Leoni and Carlo Sada at the urging of the inhabitants of the new district.

The neoclassical facade exposes a Corinthian tetrastyle portico with marble statues of the Four Evangelists. 

Inside, in the baptistery built by Cesare Reduzzi, the altarpiece of the Nativity of the Virgin Legnanino (1707). Apse fresco by Francesco Gonin (1853) depicting San Massimo reciting to the people in the Cathedral of Turin. The Pietà, in the chapel of St. Jude Thaddeus is the work of sculptor Ligurian Salvatore Revelli (1816-1859).

The imposing dome was painted by Paolo Emilio Morgari.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Welcome Back Mandarin Ducks

I thought they were disappeared, the gulls used to chase them away when they came over to this part of the river. Last year there was no sight of them along the river, now with the arrival of Spring, they have reappeared and even swam up to this part of river Po.

By the look, it seems that some courtship is happening.


Friday, May 1, 2015

CDP May Theme-Revolution

CDP May theme is 'Revolution', it can mean  ' an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. ' or simply ' a moving in a circular or curving course, as about a central point. '.

There are many discontents about the government, about many things, many protests and strikes going on, but nothing really changed, perhaps it needs a real revolution.

Just like this ' Merry go round ', they can keep going round and round, but nobody on board to really do anything.  Just an empty carousel.

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