Saturday, August 27, 2016

Texting Everywhere

Texting has became a main way of communication for us, people are doing it everywhere, anytime....
Here are some texting beings seen around Torino.

In Piazza San Carlo

Just finished jogging

In Piazza Carignano

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Color Fountains

After the renovation, the fountains at piazza Castello have put on some fancy, colorful dresses.

Color lights are added to give the fountains a more vibrant chram, also the changing color and the random speed  and height of the water jet create a more lively and magical atmosphere.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Buffaloes Invasion

As part of the ' Arte Alle Corti ' , these Mediterranean buffaloes stand in the space in front of the entrance to the Royal Palace, making their welcome to the visitors of the palace.

The work of David Rivalta fixed a meeting between three different elements: the shape of the animal (in this case of buffalo sculptures, which naturally preserved their presence sacredness of innocent); the Piazzetta Reale, a known and justified place; and finally, all those who are confronted with these guests. Invasion presence of hoaxes pose a question about the identity of the place. Their meeting is an epiphanic experience of otherness and index of openiness.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

View Of Three Cupolas

View from piazza Castello, from the corner in front of via Roma, the cupola of the three nearby churches are visible, and these are only three of the many churches in Torino.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fountain Of Youth

In hot summer, the fountains at piazza Castello become chilling points for the kids, playing under the water of the fountains is definitely a fun and cool activity.

This boy put out his foot to test the temperature of the water.....

Sunday, August 14, 2016

View After The Storm

This summer often came suddenly bbreve storm which helped to cool down the temperature and clear up the air.....

These views were taken from my balcony right after the storm stopped.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Green Church

The church of the Sacred Heart of Mary ( Sacro Cuore di Maria ) is an important monument in the history of the district San Salvario. It was built in the late nineteenth century through the initiative of Olivero theologian, around 1885 to the district, which was then in strong urban growth, but still marked by fields, canals, factories and barracks. Thanks to his determination, in a short time created an organizing committee for its construction. 

 With the contribution of Count Architect Carlo Ceppi, master of the 'Turin eclectic and designer (for free) of the church, and the Count of Viancino Viancino, the main funder of' work together with the numerous offers of the inhabitants, in 1890 it began building. In just over five years the church was completed (1897) and was used for several important organ's concerts and for the Marian Convention. The church was served as a sanctuary, dedicated in 1900 to the Sacred Heart of Mary, and it was until 1910 when it became parish.

The Sacred Heart of Mary stands out for its neo-gothic characters and its two towers with high spiers, visible from many points of the neighborhood. It looks like a compendium of Gothic styles: German, Pisa, Genoa and who knows how many others. But it is not only a neo-Gothic monument, presents inverosibilmente Nouveau decorations, geometric and floral, and inside the volumetric arrangement, punctuated by geometric forms (octagonal, hexagonal and pentagonal), is inspired by Guarini architectures.

The space of three typical aisles is distorted by the innovative internal geometry, it then creates a large bustling central nave and two aisles winding that produces the chapels. Unusual are also the external sides of the church, in which the geometric structure is not hidden but revealed in simple, with volumes that create a more rationalist than eclectic joints. In the interior numerous objects (lamps, balustrades and beautiful stained glass windows) are all inspired by floral motifs.