Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rescuse Mission Valentini

The days of raining rasied the level of the river Po, the Murazzi along the river bank is basically immersed in water, running current brought down all kind of things on its way, including the two Valentini.

The Valentino and Valentina were the two boats which carried tourists for a tour on the the river along the Valentino Park, it was one of the tourist's favourite activity.

This morning, tragic happened, the two Valentini broke free of their chains and run away following the current.

They were blocked by  the Vittorio Emanuele I bridge, and stucked under the arch of the bridge.

Emergency rescuse was activated. 2 big cranes were setup to secure the two boats and to pull them to safety.

Unfortunately when Valentino was pulled to safety, Valentina slipped, hit herself on the bottom side of the bridge and overturned, then she was brought away by the merciless river, separated with Valentino forever.....

Once they were happy togther..... making people happy....

Friday, November 25, 2016

La Mole In The Mist Of Rain

It has been raining the whole week, and the Po has overflown, Torino is wet!

In the evening, the atmosphere is misty and foggy, the top side of La Mole is covered by a layer of fog, making it looks rather mysterious....

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Trans Freedom March 2016

Last Saturday was the " Trans Freedom March " in Turin, it started at piazza Vittorio and ended in Piazza Carignano. 

It was the third annual march to remember the victims of transphobia and hatres against these people, a march to raise the awareness of the rights to exist for them.


 Happy to see that there was more participants this years than the previous two marches, even the new Mayor was there joining the march.


Friday, November 18, 2016

More Paratissima 12

Some more of the exhibited arts at the  Paratissima 12.


Christ Speed

We were fortunate to arrive early on that Saturday where there were very little queue and more space to move around, looking at the displayed pieces were easier and more comfortable.

The Fisheyes
By 3 pm, the crowd was starting to appear, by then, people watching was added as part of the fun.



 The Incubator

Shooting Mirror

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Art Exhibition Paratissima 12

 Paratissima is a project created in Turin (Italy), its aim is to foster and support emerging artists and creative talents, giving them the opportunity to join an international network where they have a chance to promote themselves, to sell their works, to meet other artists and creative workers and to improve their skills and knowledge.

Paratissima was born in Turin (Italy) in 2005, with the aim of hosting and promoting artists and creative workers in a context dethatched from the institutional and elite art scene, giving to emerging talents an opportunity to surface and grow. In few years it has become one of the most important events in the national art scene. 

This year the Paratissima was held again in Torino Esposizioni, many paintings, sculptures and photos exhibited, somehow, the craziness and weirdness of the displayed arts were toned down and an entry fee of 3 euro was imposted.

Regardless of the  changes, it is still an EVENT that we won't want to miss every year. Just hope that it won't try to go too mainstream which will lose it uniquity and fun.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Simple Autumn Joy

A joyful boy running under the autumn leaves along the river bank, fully immersed himself in the beauty of autumn.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Antiques Market Under The Arcade

Quite often stalls are organized under the arcade in piazza Vittorio for the antiques sellers, very interesting items can be found , although the prices might be a bit high, but it is definitely a pleasure to have a look at all these vintage, ancient things on display.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Joy In Autumn

The beautiful color of Autumn, when the leaves changes color into red, orange and yellow before saying goodbye. 

The coolness of the morning air, the piles of  gorgeous color fallen leaves, the changing of season, the cycle of nature....the simple joy in Autumn.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Morning Has Broken

The sky opened up after a morning of fog at piazza Vittorio, the rays of sunlight broke through the clouds sending beams of light onto the piazza.

The morning had finally broken.....

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CDP November Theme : Out Of Focus

For the CDP November theme, I tried out some shots and got lots of fun doing it...

I especially like this one of La Mole, which without a well defined outline, its structure is still totally recognisable.

and the neon sign of a flower stand in the little piazza in via Carlo Alberto, the result of this intentionally out of focus is very satisfying.

 This is a shot of my pair of dirty eye glasses,  which is sometimes the reason of my out of focus shots...

To see the other entries of the theme, please click here.