Monday, April 23, 2018

Welcome Back The Mandarin Ducks

So happy to see a group of this little mandarin ducks still active at the river Po, was a bit worry not seeing them around last year. Being the more beautiful and smaller ducks, they are often being bully by the bigger birds such as the gullls. Once I saw a gull was chasing after one of this beautiful creature, almost made me wanted to throw a stone to send the gull away.

Hope these mandarin ducks would stay well and reproduce more on this side of river Po, they bring such joy to the view of the river.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pikachu And the Bersaglieri

As a huge Pikachu appeared in piazza San Carlo, a group of bersaglieri on bicycles rushed through the piazza....bizarre!


And then they kept going....

The Bersaglieri  (Marksmen in English) are a corps of the Italian Army originally created by General Alessandro La Marmora on 18 June 1836 to serve in the Army of the Kingdom of Sardinia, later to become the Royal Italian Army. They have always been a high-mobility light infantry unit, and can still be recognized by the distinctive wide brimmed hat that they wear (only in dress uniform in modern times), decorated with black capercaillie feathers. The feathers are usually applied to their combat helmets. Another distinctive trait of the Bersaglieri is the fast jog pace they keep on parades, instead of marching.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Flying Ducks

Early Spring, the ducks seem more knee to fly....

A walk by the river, was surprised to see the ducks usually just sit around the river bank or floating on the river, were actually flying.

Was quite difficult to capture photo of them flying without the proper gears, but still couldn't resist to snap a shot or two.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Raining Season

After a few days of clear sky and sun shines, the rain is back.....

Pouring water down on the streets of Turin, creating ponds all over the town. 

With an occasion like that, it might be fun to take some reflection shots.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Urban Colors And The Xian warriors

The art installaion was setup in the courtyard of the University of Torino, it was created specially for the university.

It is a reflection on the theme of color in urban life and how color can change the perception of spaces and places. 

 In this specific case, the intervention is on a severe architecture, historically characterized by architectural aspects of great charm. The intervention of Zhang Hongmei, therefore, aims, while respecting the pre-existing architectural aspects, to give a new interpretation to this place with the inclusion of elements, colored, derived from the Chinese tradition. The mix, between the decorative taste, of the Chinese architectural tradition, fits thus, in the frame of a place, by the great Sabauda tradition.  

The columns of the majestic courtyard, clad by Zhang Hongmei of colorful inlays, made even more suggestive, a place, already beautifully characterized, and highlighting in an extraordinary way the splendid perspective of the colonnade.  

The installation curated and organized by Vincenzo Sanfo and by Prof. Stafutti Stafutti of the Confucius Institute of Turin, in collaboration with the University of Turin, Shandong Provincial Department of Culture, Diffusion Italy International Group and Shandong Zaimei Cultural, avails itself of the patronage of the city of Turin.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Signs Of Spring

Finally the signs of spring began to show, pretty little flowers showinng up on the big dark tree trunks and the branches....

Sunday, April 1, 2018

CDP April Theme : One Color

There is a phrase in chinse : 海天一色 meaning the sea and the sky are of one color, to describe the sky and the sea sharing the same colors as though they have merged into each other.

 This was taken at the salt lake in Trapani

This was taken in Cambodia 2018.

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