Saturday, June 28, 2014

Performance In Courtyard

A nice, little performance by a group of energetic youngsters in the courtyard  in via Dei Mercati during the Festa di Musica.....

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gran Farò Of San Giovanni

The eve of San Giovanni, the patron saint of Turin, the Gran Farò was set on fire in Piazza Castello.

                                                                     The Waiting

 The Burning

The Taurus symbol of the city, was placed on top of a pile of wood, according to the believe, the burning should chase away the troubles of the past year, if it dropped toward Porta Nuova.  

The Falling

And it did, a good omen, according to the tradition, for the next twelve months. The fate of the city, for those who believe, will be good.

Monday, June 23, 2014


Displayed in the Flowers and Plants exhibition and market some weeks ago, these waterlilies offered a sense of freshness and novelty to the usual display of grounded flowers....

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lost Goose

This goose seemed to be lost from its pack, it ended up with a group of ducks wandering by the river side....

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Reflection of Graffiti

Graffiti everywhere, even on the wall of the canoeing club by the river bank, but at least this one provides an interesting and colorful reflection on the water.....

Friday, June 20, 2014

Family By The River

A family of three enjoy spending some quality time by the river......

but look closer, the atmosphere seems a little tense......

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Three Indians

What is their story....?

Three indians sitting on the bench in the garden at piazza Statuto.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


There are many beggars in Torino, everyone has his own 'style' of getting attention, most common is having a pet with them, such a dog or even paired up dog with cat and rabbit, others just put up a written cardboard stating their situation.....with action such as kneeling or bending down in the middle of the streets. It is sad to see people beg, but at the same time, often wonder if some of them are really 'genuine'....

He was in via Roma, near to piazza San Carlo

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Reflection After The Rain

About two days of rain, left ponds of water here and there on the streets.....

Between via Po and via Verdi.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Boats By The River

Some boats, canoe by the river side added some splendid colors on a colorful summer day.....

Shark face

Blue and yellow

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Street Musicians

Street musicians, often provide additional fun and enjoyment for people on the street, like a music film score, adding feeling, sentiment, atmosphere to a simple walk around the town....

The cello player at piazza Carignano

The ginger drummer

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Speeding Off

The Fecciarossa speeding of the station at Porta Nuova......
Once it took about 8 hours to reach Rome from Torino, now, officially claims to take only 4 hours.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Singing In The Church

While walking home along via Garibaldi near 11 pm, heard the sound of singing and orchestra coming from Chiesa della Misericordia in via Della Misericordia.....

Stepped into the small street leading to the church....
Inside the church was a choir singing with the orchestra.....

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kayak On Po

A lovely sunny day, the splendid colored kayak gently slides across the wavy green reflection of the lush vegetation on river Po.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Quality Time By The River

Spending some quality time, sitting side by side, leaning against each other by the river side....

Monday, June 9, 2014

Crying Game

She usually stands right in the center of via Garibaldi, or under the arcade in via Po, in via Roma, in via Pietro Micca....
She cries out loud to the passers by, so they might offer her some money, initially she carried a big bag of used children books and video tapes to sell, then later she seems quit selling anything, in the photo however, seems like she is holding two lighters in her hands.

Once, saw her at via Garibaldi, wailing, approaching people passing by, then, she stopped, took out her cell phone, made a call and walked away chatting with someone on her phone.
I don't know, someone with a cell phone, doesn't really appear to be so desperate to beg on the street and she could switch off her wailing like closing a tap, just makes her display of desperation absurd.
She reminds me of someone who chatted online, claimed to be unfed for three days and yet miraculously has access to internet to chat and ask for money to be sent to him....

P.S : Saw her yesterday walking in piazza Carignaolo, eating an ice cream....

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Quality Time In Park

Piazza Marmora is a small, beautiful garden in the center of  Torino, especially impressive are the big, huge trees growing there, No wonder, often see people sitting on the bench, reading a book, relaxing, enjoying a bit of quiet, quality time for themselves.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Standing Tall

As part of the Sports and Recreation day in Torino, an occasion provided in piazza San Carlo for the children to experience being 'tall'.....

Be careful, don't stumble and fall....

Friday, June 6, 2014

Latin Ball Room Dancing In Piazza

Part of the Sports and recreation day in Torino, an area in piazza San Carlo was setup for these ball room dancers to entertain the crowd with their skillful Latin ball room dancing moves.

While their dance moves are energetic and passionate, I am intrigued by the expression of their faces while performing....

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Condemned Without Guilt

A van passed by via Po, sound of cows mooing, pigs squealing, sheep baaing and chickens screeching could be heard coming out from the van. Heads of these animals popped out from the side of the van, rocking, swaying.......written above them in red "Condemned Without Guilt".

This man seemed curious to know more about them.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Torino Sport Day - Playing Ball

3 days of sport and recreation in the center of Torino, various piazzas were occupied by sports. Golf, acrobatics, basketball, tennis, table tennis, scuba diving etc...and of course playground for little children.

What were they doing in via Roma?

Super high basketball!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

CDP June Theme : Zest

This group of musicians always gather under the arcade at piazza San Carlo to play songs together, they play, they sing and sometimes others dance to their music, creating a fun and joyful atmosphere. Obviously, they enjoy doing it so much....

I think they are there everyday, I can only assume that since I am not there everyday to verify it, but each time I passed by the piazza, they were there. 

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants in this theme day