Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CDP September Theme - Library

This is the public library of Turin, in piazza Carlo Alberto, cool architeture, but the system they employed isn't so user friendly, basically, there is no way to navigate through the bookselves to llok for a book, instead you have to look through the catalogue, write down the number of the book of your interest and go to ask for the book from the service counter.

This is the university library at via Po, more user friendly, very much less glamouur.....

Finally, just want to mention this, in Italian language, library is biblioteca and bookshop is libraria, this caused some confusion for me when I had just arrived in Italy.

This is a biblioteca, a public library.....

These are librerie, bookshops....

This post is for the CDP September Theme, please click here to view the other entries...

I will be away for 2 weeks, so the posting will stop until I am back to Italy.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Watering The Plants

Be aware of the watering schedule when passing by piazza Castello, accidentally you might get yourself wet by the jet of spraying water.

To keep the piazza attractive, flowers are placed along the surrounding of the castle, and to keep the flowers fresh and alive, systematic watering is inevitable.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Texting Everywhere

Texting has became a main way of communication for us, people are doing it everywhere, anytime....
Here are some texting beings seen around Torino.

In Piazza San Carlo

Just finished jogging

In Piazza Carignano

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Color Fountains

After the renovation, the fountains at piazza Castello have put on some fancy, colorful dresses.

Color lights are added to give the fountains a more vibrant chram, also the changing color and the random speed  and height of the water jet create a more lively and magical atmosphere.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Buffaloes Invasion

As part of the ' Arte Alle Corti ' , these Mediterranean buffaloes stand in the space in front of the entrance to the Royal Palace, making their welcome to the visitors of the palace.

The work of David Rivalta fixed a meeting between three different elements: the shape of the animal (in this case of buffalo sculptures, which naturally preserved their presence sacredness of innocent); the Piazzetta Reale, a known and justified place; and finally, all those who are confronted with these guests. Invasion presence of hoaxes pose a question about the identity of the place. Their meeting is an epiphanic experience of otherness and index of openiness.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

View Of Three Cupolas

View from piazza Castello, from the corner in front of via Roma, the cupola of the three nearby churches are visible, and these are only three of the many churches in Torino.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fountain Of Youth

In hot summer, the fountains at piazza Castello become chilling points for the kids, playing under the water of the fountains is definitely a fun and cool activity.

This boy put out his foot to test the temperature of the water.....

Sunday, August 14, 2016

View After The Storm

This summer often came suddenly bbreve storm which helped to cool down the temperature and clear up the air.....

These views were taken from my balcony right after the storm stopped.

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Green Church

The church of the Sacred Heart of Mary ( Sacro Cuore di Maria ) is an important monument in the history of the district San Salvario. It was built in the late nineteenth century through the initiative of Olivero theologian, around 1885 to the district, which was then in strong urban growth, but still marked by fields, canals, factories and barracks. Thanks to his determination, in a short time created an organizing committee for its construction. 

 With the contribution of Count Architect Carlo Ceppi, master of the 'Turin eclectic and designer (for free) of the church, and the Count of Viancino Viancino, the main funder of' work together with the numerous offers of the inhabitants, in 1890 it began building. In just over five years the church was completed (1897) and was used for several important organ's concerts and for the Marian Convention. The church was served as a sanctuary, dedicated in 1900 to the Sacred Heart of Mary, and it was until 1910 when it became parish.

The Sacred Heart of Mary stands out for its neo-gothic characters and its two towers with high spiers, visible from many points of the neighborhood. It looks like a compendium of Gothic styles: German, Pisa, Genoa and who knows how many others. But it is not only a neo-Gothic monument, presents inverosibilmente Nouveau decorations, geometric and floral, and inside the volumetric arrangement, punctuated by geometric forms (octagonal, hexagonal and pentagonal), is inspired by Guarini architectures.

The space of three typical aisles is distorted by the innovative internal geometry, it then creates a large bustling central nave and two aisles winding that produces the chapels. Unusual are also the external sides of the church, in which the geometric structure is not hidden but revealed in simple, with volumes that create a more rationalist than eclectic joints. In the interior numerous objects (lamps, balustrades and beautiful stained glass windows) are all inspired by floral motifs.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Water Plants Invasion

This summer, the river Po is invaded by the over grown tropical water plants, although they added a different kind of scenery and do have it own charm, but environmentally speaking, they can cause harm to the river's eco-balance and it's inhabitants.

So, the city is urgently looking for solution to get rid of these invaders, latest new is that they will be hand plucked and disposed.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Archaeology in Turin

The Museum of Antiquities in Turin recently opens its third section with the exhibition "Archaeology in Turin" , dedicated to the long history of the city. The transfer of the Savoy Gallery in the New Wing of the Royal Palace and the creation of a single entrance for the two museums - which help to complete the Royal Polo - provided an opportunity for the preparation of the premises in the basement, directly overlooking the theater Roman.

The displayed materials are from the result of recent excavations and have never been exposed,

In 1940, with the final separation from the Egyptian Museum, stands the new Museum of Antiquities, which since 1982 had found an independent home in the nineteenth century greenhouses of the Royal Palace, where currently the historic core of the collections is displayed. The collections of antiquities of Savoy, which were joined by other international donations and acquisitions, allowing them to trace the evolution of the taste for collecting and testify to the growing interest in archeology in Piedmont.

A new pavilion, created in 1998, includes the section of the Piedmont region. Along the exhibition runs a great trip back in time to meet one after the other, as in the reality of the archaeological excavation, and the many and amazing testimonies of the ancient Piedmont. There is an additional section devoted to the Roman cities of Piedmont and in particular to Augusta Taurinorum in the basement of the New Channel of the Royal Palace, which is a unique connection with the archaeological area of the Roman Theatre.

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