Saturday, July 30, 2016

Via Palazzo Di Citta By Night

Via Palazzo di Città connects piazza Castello to the town hall, along this short street are some interesting buildings and shops. At night the light from the two buildings by the side illuminate the street and creates a rather spectacular view.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Music Festival

Some times ago, Turin was surrounded by music and songs, the music festival was held in town. Not only in the main piazza where the music was performed, around the city, in narrow street, small squares, different kind of music and songs were performed by group of musicians.

It was magical and amazing to see crowd and crowd of people gathered all over the center to listen, to watch, to applaud the musicians's performance....

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Arte Alle Corti - Bus Stop Post Apocalittico

In the courtyard of the Palazzo Carignano, which saw the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy and the first seat of the Italian Parliament, a pair of artists from Turin Gianfranco Botto and Roberta Bruno brought in the other part of the city.  

The yellow pole of a bus suburban line nailed there waiting for time. Waiting for the last bus. Develops around a visual diorama in which places and architecture blend between real and unreal visions.

When one enters into the courtyard of the palace he will has a strange feeling as if time had stood still, he perceives a world that was and is no longer exist. As if expecting at any moment something can happen. In the diorama peripheral that develops within the structure, the wait component is always present, but from another point of view: areas away from the center of the city, changes never come ...


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Arte Alle Corti - The Bears

The Arte Alle Corti,  Art In The Courtyards is back.....

Art in the Courtyards is an invitation to discover the city through its most hidden places, those courtyards kept inside the city buildings, that tell centuries of history of Turin. Architectures that become open-air museums of contemporary art, hosting installations by artists invited to compete in these areas. 

The project is to experience a walk in the open air, moving on foot and with a map in hand, an invisible thread that connects different parts of the city center, through the baroque architecture. It is a way to learn about and take possession of an often unknown territory, albeit everyday and familiar, made obvious by habit and inability to truly look around. The project, in fact, is addressed above all to citizens as well as tourists: an audience of close eyes and other distant invited to enter into these wonderful treasures, transformed into the open thanks to the art scene. In this direction,  taking into account the site-specific installation concept, which blends in the fabric of the place where it intervenes, excluding, however, the work as a monument isolated from or unrelated to the context.

The work of David Rivalta fixed a meeting between three different elements: the shape of the animal (in this case bears sculptures, which naturally preserved their presence sacredness of innocent); the Royal Park, a place that does not orient or does not transgress; Finally, all those who are confronted with these guests. Illegal presence of bears pose a question about the identity of the place. Their meeting is epiphanic experience of otherness and index of openness.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Reflection Of The Arches

First week of summer was a bit bizzare, sudden storm would came after a hot sweaty day, and the temperature would dropped by 5 - 10 degree. After that,  small, little pond of rain water were left all over the places, even under the protective arcades.
However, the leftover ponds of water provide a great reflection to the various arcades in the center of the town.

This is was taken under the arcade at piazza Castello.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sunny Via Pietro Micca

A very sunny look on via Pietro Micca with this prominient building at the junction with the street and piazza Castello.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Torino Pride 2016

Last weekend was the Torino Pride 2016, there was 120 thousand participants according to the news report.


The pride parade started at via San Donato and ended in piazza San Carlo where a concert was held for the event.

This is the 10 years anniversary since Torino started it's first Pride, judging from the comments on various photos posted on internet, it seems there is still some distance to go before people can actually accept others for being differet and be really tollerant.

Most common comments are : It is neccessary to manifest in such an exaggerated way....
How am I going to explain to my kids why there are half naked people matching on the street, and why there are men dressed by as women?
These are just some jokers....
and of course these people who posted these comments claimed to have lots of gay friends....

This is alos the first participated by the new mayor and she has selected the ex-chairman of the Arcigay as an assessor....

Overall, it was a nice Pride, full of joys, full of colors and full of Pride, although it was not perfectly organized and executed.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Rainbow Chair

Not sure why, someone placed a chair and a lamp post wrapped in rainbow color in the center of the island of via Po junction with piazza Castello. 

Although it was months ago that it happened and it had been since removed after just a couple of minutes, but in view of the Pride, maybe is time to post the photo.

Friday, July 8, 2016

New Lamps By The River

A series of new lamps are installed along the river by the Murazzi, instead of the usual lone stick post, the new lamps have an elegant curve which enhances the scenery along the river bank.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

From Cupola To Cupola

Encountered this fun view on the way home from a walk, a plane was flying in between the cupola of the churche Basilica Mauriziana.

View From via XX Settembre

Monday, July 4, 2016

La Mole With Rainbow

The night after the tragic of Orlando, in memory of the victims, a rainbow was projected onto La Mole....

Friday, July 1, 2016

Looking Down - July CDP Theme

Looking down is the theme of July , this photo was taken from the top of La Mole, the tallest building in Turin. Beside a spectacular panorama view of the city, it provides also a view into the courtyard of the buildings below. The view might be less beautiful but nevertheless not less interesting.

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