Thursday, January 28, 2016


Saw this street musician playing the cello at via Carlo Alberto, a kid came forward and offered him his appreciation. 
I took the photo, but then the musician looked at me and shook his hand to signal his disapproval of being photographed. Well, too late, already done.

I do respect street artists a lot, but as far as I am agree with privacy, exhibition in public doesn't really scream privacy to me, let alone performance which request an appreciation in the form of money.
While the kid shown his generosity, the artist failed to do so.
I normally offer some money after taken a photo, but in this case, I just moved on....

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In Motion

With the increase of tourists visiting Torino, and NYTimes recent listed Torino as one of the recommended place to visit in 2016, I can presume that the city will be even more in motion in 2016. Expect moving crowd, human traffic in every main streets in the center.

The human traffic in via Langrange.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Svegliati Italia

Pro civil unions rally in many piazza in different cities of Italy and other European countries to raise their support for equality for same sex unions rights in Italy. 

The government has finally moved a step towards legalizing same sex unions, but as usual meets with various resistance from the conservative parties and the church. 

One of the main concern is to allow same sex couples to adopt children of their partners and facing also the usual children should have a mother and a father not two mothers or two fathers aged argument.

By the  turn out of the event, one should be able to understand majority of Italians are ready to accept same sex unions with the same equal rights as heterosexual couples, the problem lies with the hand full of homophobia individuals and the cowardness of the politicians bowing under the pressure of the church.

Here in Torino, the rally was held in piazza Carignano and reported to have at least 7 thousand people attended. The mayor, Piero Fassino was present too to support the cause.

At the other spot at piazza Langrange, a hand full of selfish individuals were holding their own protest to prevent others to have the rights that they are enjoying without having to fight for. Fortunately, their protest was almost completely ignored, even by the politicians.

Lets see if the government will deliver what they promised or they will find some other excuses to further delay the issue.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

High At Piazza Castello

A small group of young people was sitting and lying down under the monument at piazza Castello, nothing unusual except that it was winter and one of them started to take off his shirt.....

They looked happy and high, at one point two of them tried to wake up another one who was still sleeping, perhaps they were high from a party of last night?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Inside San Carlo Church

There are so many churches in Torino, so whenever we are bored of walking around doing window shopping, we can always go inside a church and admire its beautiful decoration....and to avoid the crowd.

This is the inside of San Carlo church at piazza San Carlo

Friday, January 15, 2016

Activities By The River

What to do by the river side in winter?

Take a walk, jogging along the river bank, feeding the forever hungry gulls and riding a bicycle....

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Man By The Entrance

There were many people in the piazza, and this man was standing alone by his bicycle at the entrance into the Royal palace, watching the crowd quietly. Perhaps he was waiting for someone....

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

One And A Half Ball

The new sculpture in front of the old building of station Porta Susa. The black marble one and a half ball.

Not sure if I like this better or the huge watering can they placed here last year.

Friday, January 1, 2016

CDP 2016 January Theme : Photo Of The Year

Is difficult to choose the best photo, especially when you are the photographer who has taken them.....

Finally I have decided this one, a quasi causal shot. I took the photo while sitting in the kitchen and feeling bored, so I took out the camera and tried to take some photo of the things I see everyday and never really pay attention to.

So hence, here is the shot of a clock I have placed beside all the wine bottles on a shelf.

Click here to view the other entries and HAPPY 2016 to everyone!