Saturday, October 29, 2016

Autumn In The Park

The leaves turned yellow, red, orange, though some still insist to remain green , the color palette of Autumn, always lovely, always full of temperament, the final color of the year.

A walk in the Royal park, watching the different color of the leaves, some still hanging onto the branches, some have already fallen on to the ground, showing the sign of Autumn.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Umbrella Closed

It was a foggy morning, wet and misty. In piazza Vittorio, the normally busy bars on the side were still empty and the tables outside in the piazza were unoccupied.

 For a day like that, the huge umbrella got to be closed up and rest.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lingotto Street

This is actually via Nizza which passes the Lingotto district where the Fiat factory was once situated with their roof top racing track for car testing.

Via Nizza is a very long road and this stretch passes right in front of the Lingotto building, which is now a modern complex, with concert halls, theatre, a convention centre, shopping arcades and a hotel.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Torino Su Marte

On 19 October, after seven months, the vehicle ExoMars should be landed on Mars  with the Schiaparelli Lander , made in Turin by Thales Alenia Space.

For the occasion, from the 15 until October 21, Turin is robed in red: images and videos are projected  on all major landmarks, such as the Mole Antonelliana, the Royal Palace and Palazzo Campana. The initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Turin, with Thales Alenia Space, Altec and Iren.

Now, we just have to wait patiently for the return signal.....or perhaps not....

Thursday, October 20, 2016

La Bohème

The presentation of the opera ' La Bohème  ' of Puccini at teatro Regio, in the entrance hall is well decorated and attractive, one can see it across the street at piazza Castello.

The rainbow strips leading into the hall is very distinctive....

Monday, October 17, 2016

Castle By Night

The front side of the castle in piazza castello is all white and bright, beautifully decorated and well polished, the back is another story. It is darker, rugged, all tiles and bricks, but it has a different kind of charm,  it has been polished by the hand of time....

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Story Teller

Before the arrival of autumn, there were plenty of street performances by the streets and in the various piazzas. 

This one was a story teller or a poems reader ( Not so sure which one ) in piazza Carignano, surrounded by people sitting down or standing , listening to whatever he was reading, and it was pretty late in the evening. Somehow, the scene seemed so pleasant, maybe because it is delightful to know that people still enjoy this simple old activity.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Students Protest

Group of students were protesting in front of the government office at piazza Castello regarding their grim future, requesting the government to change the education welfare and take more seriously the nned of the schools and the students.


The protest went off rather peacefully, just a few paintballs being thrown against the policemen and tainted their shields.

Policemen blocking the traffic at the junction to via Po.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

La Mole And The Field

Al Mole is a few street away, but it height towers the town center and so basically it can be seen from many corners of the town.

This grass field belongs to the Royal garden, sitting on the grass patch, one can easily admire the splendidness of the most prominent building of Turin.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Seeing Double

The glass wall of the bookshop in the via Garibaldi provides a source for making some fun photos.

Captured a guy passing by and his distorted double reflecton on the glass.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

CDP October Theme Day - ABANDONED

Abandoned but fortunately not forgotten, this piece of land with semi demolished buildings is Hin Bus Depot in George Town, Penang Malaysia.

"After World War - II, motorbikes were brought to Penang, where operations began in 1952. Alongside trolley buses, motorbikes were part of the post war recovery plan by the Georgetown Municipal Transport.

Hin Company Limited was one of the many private companies awarded by the licensing authority  to operate the motorbus service. From Prangin stand to the Northwest region of Penang, the bus  ran along the western seaboard to a terminus at Telok Bahang. Then, it was called the ‘Blue   Bus'.

The company owned a bus depot situated along Brick Kiln Road (known as Jalan Gurdwara  today). The 68 year old building to date was constructed in 1947 to house and maintain their blue buses. Built with art-deco style architecture, the depot had its heyday in the 70’s and believed to  be the most good looking bus depot in Penang. In 1973, when Koperasi Gabungan Negeri absorbed the company, KGN Hin Bus Co, along with many other corporations, was acquired by  the SJA Group in 2000 where the amalgamated link group was formed.

Amidst the changes throughout the decades, the depot withstood time and changes. However, it was left to wither following its shutdown in 1999. It just sat there and waited. Waiting for its moment to be basked in glory once again, so it sat shabby and broken under the brutal tropical weather until a couple of years ago. The depot came into the possession of a family who had yet to repurpose it. 

Hin Bus Depot is now reviving with the aim of becoming an international creative hub. Hoping that once again, people from every nook of the globe get to appreciate its timeless charm while exchanging cultures of the modern world through modern creative expressions hosted in this enchanting  space.  "
Today, Hin Bus Depot is managed by a small team of creatives, working together with the community to  sustain the depot as a space for arts and events.

The recent trip back to home in Singapore, took the opportunity to visit Penang in Malaysia with some friends. they took us to this wonderful place which houses also a restaurant  'Taverin In The Park '.

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