Friday, August 28, 2015

Arte Alle Corti Palazzo Chiablese

Palazzo Chiablese, built on commission by Duke Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy in the XVI century. Benedetto Alfieri gave architectural unity of the building in 1753-54.

This is the last installation of the ' Arte Alle Corti' that I have visited.
Along the entrance to the courtyard, under the side arcade are two set of displays.

'Bottiglia' and
'Caraffante' by Domenico Borrelli. Both works belong to a series of sculptures depicting the metamorphic fusion between object and man: man-made object or man transformed into an object. The sculptures, about 2 meters high and made of bronze with patina different, represent legs and bodies which develop into the form of a carafe or bottle.

'Otto parole blu per confrontarsi con la luce' by Nicola Ponzio. Pontius works on the theme of books and writing as a generating source of poetic and intellectual experiences that go beyond the limits of experience of phenomenal reality.

In the center of the Courtyard displayed the work of  Luigi Mainolfi, 'Centaura' and 'Centaura Oro'.

And by the side is the  'Di materia in materia', work of Luigi Stoisa. In this sculpture, characterized by an essential formal elegance, the fragility of life represented by the egg emerged from the harsh realty represented by the heavy stones.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mamma Duck And Her ducklings

A mother duck was looking down at her ducklings swimming hopelessly in river Po, not sure why she had decided to land herself there and left the ducklings wondering where is mamma. Anyway, later she decided to fly back down to join them, happy ending.

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Harp Admirer

In Venaria Reale, a man was quietly admiring the harp displayed in this beautifully decorated room....

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fishing In Po

Last month was so hot that the water level of the river Po lowered drastically, to prove how low the level was, this man walked to the center of the river and fished right there.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cowboys Steps

Another group dancing during the dance around Turin event, in piazza Carlo Alberto, cowboy hats and boots are having fun under the hot summer sun.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Chanel Street

Ever since more and more tourists came to visit Turin, we see more and more branded shops begin to open store in Turin too. Example like along via Lagrange there are Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu,  Liu Jo, Diesel, Moncler etc....

A couple walking past the Chanel shop which was not yet opened.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dancing Tango

Tango dancing at piazza Boldoni, one of the dancing around Turin event in Spring.

Tango is a seductive and elegant dance when performed by professionals, while danced by people who just enjoy dancing it, it is contentment and pure joy.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Festa Catalana In Torino

Turin was chosen as the 2015 edition "Festa Catalana" international and it is part of the program of the festival of children's theater "Children's World".  

At piazza San Carlo, music, dances, the colorful folklore with traditional giant puppets, Regional Games and the spectacular "Castells", the traditional human towers that represent one of the most significant images of the folk festivals in the region of Barcelona.  

That's what happened in the late morning August Saturday heat, under the curious eyes of passers-by and tourists, with the evolution of the acrobatic components of the company Xics de Granollers. The event continued until late evening and Sunday.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Peru Dancers

Not sure what was the occasion, but last Sunday morning, the Peruvians community gathered in the piazza in front of the town hall and dance. Must be some celebration.....

Friday, August 7, 2015

Streat Food At Murazzi

A row of food stalls along Murazzi providing foods and drinks.....for 3 days and at the end of the walk, a stage was setup for concert.

Not sure what is 'Streat Food' or was it an error, anyway, not sure even if it was a good idea.
Whenever people eat and drink along the river Po, they tend to throw the leftover into the river and 3 days of food fair, hope they can be considerate not to dirty the river. 

This side of Murazzi is usually more quiet and most of the ducks and other animals tend to gather on this side, so no peaceful walk for 3 days, and the stalls blocked the view of the river by the way.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lone Goose And The Ducks

The same old lone goose by the river Po, near to the Regina Margherita bridge standing by the side of the river, still wondering why he is so much bigger than the others......

Saturday, August 1, 2015

CDP August Theme Bicycle

Bicycle is one of my favorite subject for photography, and in Torino there are plenty of them. However, for this theme day, I decided to choose a different approach.

This is an art piece displayed in the La Marmora garden, a man carry his girlfriend on a bicycle with their cat in the basket on the back.
Interesting is that the sculpture is a continuation of the previous one which was the same man sitting on the bench next to this sculpture. Now, the bench remains empty, with just a book and a hat on it.

The second bicycle shot is this window of a restaurant in via Conte Verde. A bicycle is placed above attached to the ceiling ( sort of ). Just hope that it is well secured.....

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