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.