Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Red Leaves

Red Leaves, always a delight to be seen in autumn. Is the farewell of the green of summer, a transistion to the white of winter.

Autumn Leaves 2012

The first sign of autumn is seeing the leaves turn yellow, turn red, these particular leaves always give me a sense that they are flying, waving in the wind.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pond Of Autumn Leaves

Fall is here and has converted the landscape , fallen leaves gathered in a pond of water left by the rain the day before, together with the clear blue sky reflected on the surface of the water, created a typical scene of autumn.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Road To Roman Gate

The paved roman road leading towards the roman gate at Porta Palatina, one of the doors walls of the 1st century BC the best preserved in the world.
The Palatine Gate  was the ancient Porta Principalis Dextera which allowed access from the North to Julia Augusta Taurinorum, the roman civitas now known as Turin.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Sad day, Kalimera our beloved dog, we have to let her go, to release her from the suffering. Two years ago, we were told perhaps she had half year more, but she made it lasted for two years. She was the sweetest, funniest, loving dog, she had given us more than we had provided her. May all good dogs like her go to heaven when their time comes.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tower Of Duomo

With these color lights added onto the tower of the duomo of torino, it caught my eyes immediately, a n usually complementary object to the cathedral, just suddenly became an attraction itself.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dark Alley Street Light

A row of street lights leads into the dark alley along via Garibaldi.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Glass Eating House

Is more and more usual to see these glass houses (rooms? or whatever they call them) along the streets, just in front of the restaurants. I can imagine that it should very nice if outside is pouring heavily, sitting inside and eat, kind of awesome actually eating under the rain and not getting wet, but I am not so fond of having traffic passing by and car honking every minute while I am trying to enjoy my meal.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Porto Palazzo Outdoor Market

Porta Palazzo is a large area of ​​the historic center of Turin, bordering the Center district and Aurora district.
In its center is the Republic Square which, with has an area of 51 300 m², is the largest square in the capital of Piedmont, and it regularly hosts the largest outdoor market in Europe.

The Place is colorful and full of life, vibrant and chaotic, but just have to be careful while being there. With its huge crowd on saturday (Especially during the morning), it is certainly a gathering place for pickpockets, which I personally unfortunately have been a two times victim. Two rules, never carry your bag on your back and never place your wallet in the outside pocket of your jacket. Maybe don't even wear any golden necklaces, diamond bracelet etc...Once saw an old man had his necklaces snapped in front of the crowd.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Soap Bubbles Shooter

Along via Lagrange, this soap bubbles shooter (is this a correct name?) made the children very happy, especually this little chinese boy who got to be wrapped into a big bubble.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Abstract Reflection

Reflections of buildings on the front of a car, interesting to see how the shapes and lines twisted, forming an art of abstract form.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Station Porta Susa

Station Porta Susa has been under contruction for a long time, rumour has it that the work progress was stopped for a period of time, due to bankruptcy of the construction company. Fortunately, the work was picked up again and finally some result has shown.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Autumn Is Here

Autumn is here, air begins to get colder, sky starts to get dark earlier...., above all leaves are starting to change color.....and fall.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Christmas Lights Preparation

We are in October, and the Christmas lights decoration is already being prepared around the town. Last night, while walking home, saw that the workers were hanging up the 'big birds' along via Garibaldi. I actually like it when they light up the Christmas lights on the streets, but to light them up in October does seem a bit early, and is incoherent with the thinking of cost saving for the town.
Or maybe they will just hang them up and light them up only on Christmas? Well, maybe light up for the whole week of Christmas.
Anyway, hi there, 'big birds'!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Iphone 5

Does the crisis hit everyone?
It doesn't seem so, in Italy everyday in the news, they talk about how bad the economy is, how hard for people to make their ends meet. Yet, while passing by the newly opened Apple store (obviously not th one selling apples in the market), a long queue was formed outside to buy the new iphone 5.
Each time, they allowed only a certain number of people to get in and each time those managed to get in got a round of applause from the staffs standing at the entrance, so much to boost the ego.

The arrival of iphone 5, join the queue....

Well, I have to say, the crowd was much  lesser that what I have heard about in some asia countries....Maybe there is really a crisis in Italy.

Still, a queue to spend money for something not totally essential...Too bad I didn't manage to capture the satisfied and overjoyed faces of those who came out from the shop with their prize in hand.

I didn't stay long enough to see how long the queue was extended....

Maybe there is something I don't understand....

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Student Demonstration on Friday

Yesterday, Friday, heard noises and music out from the window, looked out from the balcony, and there it was, the student demonstration was passing by right under my block.
The previous demonstration ended with a physical conflict between the students and the police forces, created quite a commotion. So, out of curiosity, I went down and followed the demonstration to snap some photos.

Stopped in front of the Academy of Fine Art.

The police forces followed behind getting ready just in case...

From the balcony.

Again, from the balcony.

Some green smoke...meaning?

Some orange smoke....not sure why? Maybe after all these years of getting  smokes from the politicians, here is the return favour.

Some white smoke, after taping the entrance of the Academy of whatever....

Something I did notice about demonstration in Italy, normally, they are held on Fridays, reason? After one or two hours of marching or standing or sitting, everyone gets a long weekend?

Today, another thing I noticed while walking among the demonstrators, I smelled 'Grass'.
I assume (positively) most of the demonstrators are underage, but i saw them smoking, and I did smell 'Grass', and there were policemen all over the place....Do they have the same sensitive nose like mine?
Or just...whatever.


Someone who lives next to the train station who has his balcony looking over the railways once told me that it is sad to see these railways everyday, because they have the significance of departure.
I told him, they also have the significance of arrival....

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Didn't realise there is a balloon in Torino for people to get up in the air to have a nice look at the town from high above. Just happened to see this balloon while walking toward the old part of the town and it looks pretty fun.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Night Church

Just one of the church along eth street, taken last night while walking back home.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Distorted Vision

A distorted vision of some buidling on a car's hood and front window, I like how the reflection of the building flows along hood and the window.

Monday, October 8, 2012


This building is just beside my block, so I see it everyday, but under this redish, gloomy sky, it presents a different sensation, almost mysterious.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Exhibition pieces by Arnaldo Pomodoro at Piazza Castello in front of the Royal Palace.