Monday, May 30, 2016

Metal gate of The Theater

Under the arcade at the entrance to the Royal Theater, the heavy, complicated designed  metal gate of the entrance makes a sharp contrast with the simplicity of the curved ceiling of the arcade.

It is also one of the peaceful walk away from the ever busy, crowded via Po.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Twin Image

Reflection of the building at piazza Carignano on a pair of mirrors display by the window of a shop made an interesting image.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pretty Clown

Early in the morning while sitting outside the bar taking breakfast , in the piazza a young lady with clown make up started her day by chatting with some friends before heading to work.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Fringe Parade

The Turin Fringe Festival is a national scope theatrical event that wants to offer the participating artists full visibility to aid them into the national and international circuit.

The Turin Fringe Festival, now in its fourth edition, was organized by ten Turin theater companies to offer citizens ten days of shows, performances, special events, concerts, parties and DJ sets invading the city with theater.

The artists paraded under the arcade in via Po  to promote their events for the festival.

An playful artist got a taste of ice cream from a kind lady outside the bar

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Statue Of General Carlo Di Robilante

This is the statue of general Carlo Di Robilante at piazza Cavour.
Carlo Felice Nicolis di Robilant Count, known simply as Earl of Robilant or Robilant (Turin, August 8, 1826 - London, 17 October 1888) was a diplomat, general and Italian politician.

He was ambassador in Vienna from 1871 to 1885; period in which proved decisive for the conclusion of the triple alliance between Italy, Germany and Austria.

From 1885 to 1887 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs and as such contributed in 1887 to renew the Triple Alliance, obtaining the commitment of Germany to support Italy in a possible war in the Mediterranean. On the same occasion it obtained the commitment from Austria to Italy to recognize territorial compensation in the event of Austrian expansion in the Balkans.

The same year concluded with Great Britain, Austria and Spain, the specific arrangements for the protection of Italian interests in the Mediterranean, completing an intensive political and diplomatic work that protects probably Italy from any threat.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

La Cavallerizza Reale

La Cavallerizza Reale is a large complex built between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries as a military headquarters of the Academy: a complex that is protected by a bond, and that is part of the system of the Savoy royal residences UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transferred from the State to the City of Turin, the Riding has become part of the Teatro Stabile, and in 2001 it is open to the city as a place of entertainment, with great success. But following the savage cuts in local authority budgets, the municipal authority has decided not to reap the benefits (social, but also economic) of its investment, and decided to sell the complex: in 2009 it was entrusted to the Securitization city ​​of Turin Ltd., and in 2013 the representations and visits of private speculators have started that they would like to purchase the monument (a price about 12 million euro).  
Some citizens came together in a Autoconvocate participatory process to decide the future of that great historical space, and announced three days of occupation.....

 An event organized at La Cavallerizza Reale


Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Man In The Galleria

Galleria San Federico, an elegant galleria has went through some changes, mainly a change of shops moving out and some new one moved in. The obvious one was the opening of a commercial center with a rather small entrance, which I found easily missed out if one is not looking carefully.
And there is also the Ipercoop food market, high end bride gowns fashion shop....

And this elegant man who insisted to stand in front of my camera.....

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cloudy Over the Po

Early Spring, the weather is indecisive, while one day it is all sunny and clear, the next day huge black clouds would cover up the whole sky ( Or partially ).

The Vittorio Emanuele I bridge leading to the Gran Madre church under the heavy clouds....

The other side, the river Po flowing under the cloudy sky...

Sunday, May 1, 2016

CDP May Theme : Smell

At piazza Solferino, a special event was held there, a series of stalls promoting France products. 
There was one particularly 'good smelling' stall which was selling soaps, beautiful, colorful and very fragrant soaps.

Obviously to choose the soaps, people started picking them up and smell them....

Everyone likes a nice smell.....

Some of the soaps they sell....

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