Monday, January 30, 2017

La Basilica Of San Giovanni Bosco

The Basilica of San Giovanni Bosco is on the Colle Don Bosco, at Morialdo, a small village of Castelnuovo Don Bosco, in the province of Asti and is included in the Archdiocese of Turin. Consecrated to St. John Bosco, it was erected between 1961 and 1966 on the site of the Cascina Billon - Damevino, birthplace of the saint.

The foundation stone was blessed the 11 June 1961 by the Archbishop of Turin Maurilio Fossati.

On 3 September 1988 the year of the first centenary of the death of Don Bosco, the church was visited by Pope John Paul II, who beatified occasion Laura Vicuña.The April 12, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI has elevated to the rank of minor basilica. The building was constructed in classical forms, interpreted according to contemporary models. The interiors are affected by the artistic trends of the time they were made.

The two floors of the basilica have a capacity of about 700 seats each. In the lower level dominating the marble, in the upper floor of wood.

The lower floor is the basement and therefore the crypt of the Basilica is a Latin cross with three naves separated by two sets of pillars. The aisles have a number of side altars. On the right of the transept there is the chapel of St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Salesian Congregation, on the left of the transept there is a pipe organ. On the apse wall of the presbytery dominated by a picture of Mario Caffaro Rore, representing the autumn outings which Don Bosco made with his boys from Turin to the Becchi, the nearby village where he had the house of his childhood, still it preserved.

In the crypt of the basilica are famous relics of St. John Bosco (a portion of the brain) and Saint Dominic Savio (a bone). Don Bosco's relic is placed in a chapel behind the apse wall, that of Dominic Savio in an urn with the simulacrum of his body before the altar of the saint to the left looking at the presbytery.

The upper floor is dominated by a large dome, the façade there are two bell towers along with the dome and the grand staircase in front, marked the exterior of the basilica.

The entrance to the upper floor there is a bronze statue of Don Bosco, dedicated to him by the Italian teaching staff in 1929. Remarkable, inside, the wooden statue of the Risen Christ on the apse, the pipe organ on the left looking at the 'altar, and fourteen wooden panels representing as many paintings of the Via Lucis.In front of the church there is a large open area designed to accommodate a large crowd of faithful during pilgrimages.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Church Of Viu

Viù is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Turin.

We were on our way coming back to Turin from Aosta, decided to stop for a while in this little town in the mountain area. 

The church is located at the edge of the town , high up on a small hill, over looking to the valley. Not really beautifully decorated , but somehow find its rugged appearance fascinating.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Parco Dora Ingest Area

The Ingest area of Parco Dora , with its 47,000 m², is the smallest lot Dora Park, and is at the further west; It develops longitudinally along Via Nole in the area bounded by Via Borgaro, immediately behind the residential complex at via Valdellatorre and the Church Chiesa del Santo Volto.

The design of this batch of the Park is characterized by a succession of areas with different functions and configurations: a arranged lawn, wooded areas, areas equipped for games, flower beds and a water garden with deep baths and running water channels. The latter is achieved by using large footings and foundation concrete structures of Fiat mills occupying the area before the transformation; also belonged to the old plant a row of pillars that support the walkway, along the area from west to east.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Parco Dora Structure

The Dora Park (parch Dòira in Piedmontese) is a post-industrial park in the city of Turin with an area of  456,000 m², located in the Spina 3 zone where until the nineties there were the big factories of Fiat and Michelin.

It takes its name from the river that passes through it, the Dora Riparia, and is surrounded by via Nole streets, via Valdellatorre, from the Mortara tunnel, largo Orvieto, via Livorno, via Daubrée, corso Umbria, Piazza Piero della Francesca, between the Districts 4 and 5.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Female Fire Performer

This woman was performing in piazza San Carlo in the evening, cleverly using the darkness as background and had presented a spectacular show.

The smell of kerosene was still unbearable....

Monday, January 16, 2017

Walking Through The Shadow Of the Pillars

The low sun of winter provides lots of shadows under the arcade, here in via Roma, the sunlight casted the long shadow of the huge pillars onto the pavement, creating a rather interesting image....

Thursday, January 12, 2017

View Of Via Pietro Micca

Via Pietro Micca viewed from palazzo Madama, somehow it has a feel of a city in the older era....
Perhaps it is due to the tram's tracks....and the old buildings.

At the further end, the ugly skyscape that everyone hate is visible....unfortunately.

Monday, January 9, 2017

View Of Via Basilica

The view of via della Basilica from Galleria Sabauda ( the part linked to the the Museo Reali ), the dome belongs to the church Basilica Mauriziana and the piazza in front is the piazza San Giovanni where the duomo is located.

At the corner, a bit of the ancient roman remains of a thertre can be seen.

Friday, January 6, 2017

La Mole In Winter

Without the covering of the leaves from the trees, the Mole is more visible viewed from the Royal garden, it seems more serene and solemn.....and is always pleasant to look at.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Christmas Tree

The huge Christmas tree in piazza Castello is a major attraction to the locals and the turists, everyday, especially in the evening when it lights up, huge crowd of people surround it and have it's photo taken in every possible angle.

In the evening, people gathered around the tree and admired it....

During the daytime on a rainly day, when they were less people gather around the tree.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

CDP January Theme : Photo Of The Year

2016 has ended, as for every year, CDP first theme of the new year is the photo of the year, I chose two photos which I like very much due to the subjects of the photo.

First it was a kitten which came out of a restaurant to greet me while I was doing some street photographing in Penang, Malaysia. After that I held him in my arm for a while to thank him for showing up.

The second was this dog which had a tag as an artist in the Paratissima Art exhibition in Turin, she too came over to me and allowed me to caress her, then she just went back to her seat and posed for me.

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