Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hot Days

This poster shown on the window of a shop says it all about the condition of these few days....

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Clouds Above Porta Palatina

This was the day before the yesterday morning storm, looking at the clouds above Porta Palatina, beams of light emerging out from the clouds.... 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Bluetail Damselfly

Damselflies (suborder Zygoptera), typically smaller than dragonflies, are sometimes confused with newly moulted dragonflies.

Saw a couple of damselflies at the river Po, their striking blue color is very distinguished and beautiful....they seem to sparkle under the sunlight.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Po And Dora

Po is the muscle man and Dora is the classy lady, representing the two main rivers in Torino, they have been together in piazza San carlo and yet separated by via Roma by many, many year.....the two rivers get to meet up somewhere along their way to the sea, but their representatives are always together, and always apart.... 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hollow Words

The wavy words ' Mehr, more, mas, più, plus' on the wall at Via Degli Stampatori, in piazzetta Viglongo, this time, in closer look, and they seem more 'hollow'......

 Looking up from below

More P...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yesterday Moon

View from via Pietro Micca to piazza Castello, a redish yellow big round moon setting pretty low on the sky, with La Mole by the side.....

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

David In The Courtyard

I am not sure who the statue supposed to be, I will just think of him as 'David' and he looks good standing in the courtyard in his full glory.

View of a courtyard along via Po

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Sales

The sales sign can be seen all over the streets, to attract more consumers, to help with the economic crisis, 50%, even 70% sales but how genuine are the sales, or more appropriate to ask, how genuine are the listed prices?

Window of a shop at via Garibaldi

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Relax

Lying on the bench, reading a book and enjoying the summer sun.....pretty dreamy...

Someone relaxing at piazza Vittorio...on a particular sunny day.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shadow On Pavement

Summer sun casting shadows on the pavement with wavy design under the arcade of via Pietro Micca...

Friday, July 19, 2013

Golden Girls

They came to age, they experienced life, they have seen and heard many things, they have walked very far, they have each other.....

Three golden girls walking across piazza Castello, they look outstanding....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Master Of The Rings

He was playing with these two huge rings at via Garibaldi, I like how concentrated and serious he was...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Is pretty hot these few days, one gets thirsty easily while walking around town under the heat, luckily there are the Toro fountains located around, so we can quench our thirst without spending money, plus the water is really fresh and cool.

The fountain of bull located on one side of piazza San Carlo

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gate To Gate

Looking through one gate to the other one at the end of the courtyard and the one across the small street and another and Via Giovanni Botero.

Monday, July 15, 2013


After visiting the graveyard Cimitero Monumentale Di Torino, walking along Via Alfonso Varano toward the river Dora Riparia, surprised to find a little foal staring at me from a courtyard of a house next to the road....
He got scared when I raised my camera to snap a shot, and he ran to his mum.....

Sunday, July 14, 2013


 Lavander at Imbarchino, river Po....

when she kissed

the moon good night 
stars bashfully twinkled .
the black on her lips

stained the night sky
everyone thought it a bad omen .

I said

this is how the heavens love
this is how you love
you paint home your favorite color
I put lavender flowers in my heart .

everyone said

this purple
doesn’t make you king

I said

this is how
you start being human 

(Poem quoted from :

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pian della Mussa : Excursion

One day excursion to pian della Mussa, a resort located at 1850 m at the end of the Val d'Ala in the valleys of Lanzo.
We went to the usual restaurant where we have lunch and then a walk. Is an annual event for us.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Boat Watchers

Three ladies sitting by the bank of river Po at Murazzi watching the boats passing by, under the hot sun they seem pretty cool ....

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Night Loving Night

A couple enjoying some fresh air near the low wall of the castle at piazza Castello....

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ball Lamps

Have been seeing these ball shaped lamps under the arcade along via Cernaia a long time, never had taken a photo of them, finally decided to snap a photo for the record....

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


IN / CUBE is one of the winning projects of the 1st edition of the Art Contest environmental communication for young people under 30,''SI PUÒ RACCONTARE UN FIUME?'', Is a cubic portal that wants to accompany the citizens, making them participants and protagonists in pollution reflection of our daily consumption.

The River Po is framed by an arch of packaging waste: a prediction, contained in the title, which is likely to come true if we do not respect the landscape that surrounds us
It is located on the terrace beside all'Imbarchino, Viale Umberto Cagni 37 (Parco del Valentino)

Monday, July 8, 2013


Naked Bikers traveled from Parco Valentino, Imbarchino to the center of Torino in their minimum costumes....Unfortunately I couldn't catch up with them to capture their journey in the center which would be more interesting and meaningful.

                                                           The weather was hot!

                                                             And it got hotter....


Friday, July 5, 2013

Basketball Day

There was a basketball day at piazza Castello, personally I am not so much into basketball, everything are just too tall and high for me in this ball game....but just couldn't ignore such a huge ball right in the center of piazza Castello....

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Campus Luigi Einaudi

The Campus was built thanks to the recovery of the North East side of Turin, between Lungo Dora Siena and  Corso Regina Margherita, the so-called former Italgas area, used for industrial high pollution impact work, in complete disposal from the 70s of the last century and in state of severe disrepair.

The acquisition of the former Italgas area (completed in 1998) is part of a larger project to decongest the University, based on the idea to create several centers of teaching specialization, spread out in the city and in the outer zone.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mad Cow

Every time I see this sign of the restaurant, it makes me smile .....

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata

The church, today the result of a reconstruction in twentieth century, was built between 1648 and 1656 by the project of Charles Morello on behalf of the Brotherhood of the Holy Annunciation along Via Po, along  the new extension of the city.

At the end of the nineteenth century, the building wasn't in good condition and was inadequate to the needs of the community served by the brotherhood, so in 1913 it was decided to demolish and rebuild. The project by Ing. Giuseppe Gallo, began in 1919, finally completed in 1934.