Thursday, February 25, 2016

Time Out

Recent discussion on the Civil Union Right for same sex couples has fell into victim of games between the politicians. Different parties have created different obstacles to ensure the law won't be passed smoothly. 

Now the already very much compromised original proposal might fall into even more discriminating and undignified state.

Last Saturday, a Flash Mob was organized in piazza Castello where the supporters of the same sex couple's rights gathered and lie down to protest against the reluctance of the government in passing the law.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Horizontal Tree

This ' Tree ' is located just outside the entrance into the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin.

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italian Unity, the Foundation De Fornaris commissioned Giuseppe Penone, worldwide known Turin artist , a monumental work positioned in front of the GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery of Turin in Corso Galileo Ferraris corner of via Magenta, in future memory of the event. The work, entitled "At the outset" ( "In limine" ), was inaugurated on March 18 by President Giorgio Napolitano. The sculpture, made of Carrara marble, bronze, lime and ivy, is presented as a kind of "portal" acting symbolically to the new entrance to the museum.

The Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin (also known as GAM Torino) was founded around 1891-95. It houses the permanent art collections of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

It is part of the Fondazione Torino Musei, which also includes the MAO (Oriental Art Museum), Palazzo Madama (Civic Museum of Ancient Art), the village and the medieval fortress.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sunset Flight

A beautiful evening along the river, watching the birds flying over the river .....

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Walking Along The Bank

Just a leisure walk from one bridge to another bridge along the bank of Po. The weather was nice, the temperature was relatively warm, the atmosphere was serene. In fact it is the ' walk ' to get away from the chaos of crowd in the center.....

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Long Shadow Love

It was near evening, the sun was still bright but low. Right in the center of the piazza, a couple was kissing passionately, the low sun projected their shadow far and long on the ground, symbolic?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Reading Room

Every now and then, we are invited to attend to book presentation such as this one, which was held at the " Circolo dei lettori " at Palazzo Graneri della Roccia in Via Giambattista Bogino. A beautiful and elegant building with various rooms for events such as meetings and book presentation.

The photo was taken during the  presentation of the book " Una Piccola Differenza " of Fabio Viola

Monday, February 1, 2016

CDP Febrary Theme Scene From A Coffee House

There are many bars ( Coffee houses ) in Torino, many are pretty antique and considered historical properties which means they have to remain how they are, no matter change of owners. 

In general, I prefer to go to those less decorated and less high class bars, they are more friendly and more relaxing. 

A bar in Via Urbano Rattazzi

A Sicilian Bar at via Milano

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