Thursday, February 28, 2013

Snowing Day Piazza Statuto

Was snowing quite heavily that morning when I was passing by the piazza, the transformation of the piazza over the night by the snow was quite amazing....

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Weepy Snow On Election Day

Yesterday while walking home on Via Garibaldi, I was talking with a friend about the election, and I said: Unfortunately, I think Berlusconi might win....and then, the sky started to pour down sizeable amount of snow flakes, was the sky weeping for this nation?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Torino Under Snow

After a night of snowing, Torino is whiter, seems even fresher, we took a walk up the Monte Dei Capuccini and had a nice view of  Torino in white.

Here is the view with La Mole standing proudly among all the snow covered roofs.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Snow Of This Morning

Was snowing the whole night and the whole morning, walking through La Marmora garden, the usual green meadowland were covered by snow.....

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Snow Of Yesterday

Yesterday morning woke up, looked out the window and it was snowing, struggled to decide whether or not to go out for some shooting (photography!), took out my camera and found there the UV filter was broken and jammed onto the lens! So had to stay home and resolve the problem. 

These photos were taken from my balcony on the side of via Pietro Micca, with the broken UV filter jammed on the lens.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wall Of Flies

A small street Via Locana, parallels with Corso Svizzera. For a tiny street, it surely has quite a bit of graffiti on its walls. One of the more outstanding one is this piece of wall full of flies....

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The 12 Months Fontain In Winter

The 12 the months fountain (Fontana Dei Dodici Mesi) is located in Valentino park.
The oval tub was designed in Valentino park by Carlo Ceppi at the National Exhibition of 1898 for the fiftieth anniversary of the Albertine Statute. The balustrade from which descends a foaming waterfall is decorated with statues of the Months and Rivers of Turin (Po, Stura, Dora and Sangone), the work of several sculptors including Edoardo Rubino, Louis Contracts, Joseph Cerini, Cesare Biscarra, Vittorio Bonino and Giacomo Cometti.

The view of the fountain in winter with its half frozen icy pond.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lake View At Pellerina Park

The Park Pellerina (officially Carrara Park) is the largest city park in the city of Turin, with an area of ​​837,220 (83.7 hectares). It is located in the western part of the city between the Corso Regina Margherita at its north, the Corso Appius Claudius at its south, via Pietro Cossa at west and in the east is Corso Lecce. It is part of the residential zone Parella and is crossed by the river Dora Riparia.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Flying Mandarin

I love these marvelous little creatures, found a group of them along the river Po towards the ponte Sassi navigating on the water under the snow.



Monday, February 18, 2013

Squirrel In Park

Winter must be difficult for the squirrels. While I was walking in Valentino park, this squirrel came running to me, stopped just a few steps in front of me and stayed there looking at me, with a look in his eyes as though was asking if I had any food for him....Unfortunately I didn't have anything for him, I don't bring nuts, or breads or fruit in my camera bag....maybe I should keep some in the bag next time I plan to visit the park.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Canoe Of The Day

A canoe 'parked' near the bank of river Po along the walk in Valentino park....

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Houses By The River Side

These houses by the river side have two worlds, the front facing the road with busy traffic and the back there is the river Po with the quiet park. The road flows with noisy cars which go in and out of Torino, the river flows with water which goes almost along the whole Italy.

More Snow
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Forgive Me On Valentine's Day

Yesterday was San Valentino, and I saw this painted on the ground along the river at Murazzi. It reads " Perdonami Chiara." (Forgive me Chiara).
Guess he was not getting a good Valentine's day....

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Dog

A dog playing happily in a field of snow, looking at his ears flapping while he runs makes me happy too....

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Snow Under The Bridge

The morning after a night of snowing, the normally green meadow beside the bridge Sasssi is completely covered by snows.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Snow scene at church of Gran Madre

Finally some snow also in Torino center. A night of snowing transformed the city into white.....

At the end of bridge Vittorio Emmanuelle I, stands the church of Gran Madre topped with snows, far top right, church of Santa Maria Al Monte faintly visible.....

Monday, February 11, 2013

Slice Of Polenta

House Scaccabarozzi, known more commonly by the Turineses as Slice of Polenta, it is located in Turin, in today Vanchiglia district, once known as Moschino district on the corner of Corso San Maurizio and via Giulia di Barolo. The entrance to the building is at number 9 Via Giulia di Barolo.
The name Fetta di Polenta, which is commonly attributed mainly comes from the yellow color and the unique layout that resembles a real "slice". Its official name is Scaccabarozzi House which came from the surname of the wife Antonelli (The famous architect who design the building) that, besides provided her name, she lived there for a few years with her husband, when nobody wanted to go to live there for fear that it might collapse, it represents a building for that period challenged the traditional rules when it comes to construction.
It seems that the Slice of Polenta was built more as a bet then for real need.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Good Morning River And Mountains

A perfectly clear sky morning, comfortably warm enough for winter, walking towards bridge Sassi was a real pleasure, relax and calm. Looking to the end of the river from the bridge, the Alps seemed to be so close, almost likes if they were just so reachable...

Nutria In River

Didn't expect to see such a big 'mouse' swimming in the river, it swam close to the edge of the water, crawled up and just stood there, perhaps he was tired, cold, hungry....?
It was a nutria....or a muskrat? Looks more like a nutria....

The coypu, also known as the river rat, and nutria, is a large, herbivorous, semiaquatic rodent and the only member of the family Myocastoridae. Originally native to subtropical and temperate South America, it has since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, primarily by fur ranchers. Although it is still valued for its fur in some regions, its destructive feeding and burrowing behaviors make this invasive species a pest throughout most of its range.
There are two commonly used names in the English language for Myocastor coypus. The name "nutria" (or local derivatives such as "nutria- or nutra- rat") is generally used in North America and Asia; however, in Spanish-speaking countries, the word "nutria" refers to the otter. To avoid this ambiguity, the name "coypu" (derived from the Mapudungun language) is used in Latin America and Europe. In France, the coypu is known as a ragondin. In Dutch it is known as beverrat (beaver rat). In Italy, instead, the popular name is, as in North America and Asia, "nutria".(Text taken from : )

Friday, February 8, 2013

Burnt Cars

A morning walk along Lungo Po Antonelli, saw some amazing little creatures along the river, but also some ugly sights. First of all, walking your dogs along the riverbank and let them relieve themselves on the walking lane or on the grass by the side doesn't mean you don't have to pick up their shits after that! I stepped on these bombs twice!
Then, I saw this:

Some sick people burnt three cars parked in the parking lot during the night.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Morning Joggers

Every morning there are many joggers running along the river Po, even in winter, they all geared up and have a good run, I don't wonder why, it has beautiful scenery, freshly air, and is near to the town center.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sky View Over The Bridge

The view over the river Po looked from the bridge Sassi was splendid, especially on a clear blue sky morning, the alps at the far distance was so visible, they seemed so close. The only problem is that I had to wake up early and walk all the way to the river and along Lungo Po Antonelli.....

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting with a friend who has a passion for wines and was looking for wine with the same name as his 3 years old daughter, so when she reached 18 years old, they can celebrate by opening all these wines with her name he has collected.
The owner of the place we went to produces only 9000 bottles per year, the rest of his time, he runs.
Now he should be on his way running around Italy for 3 months, kind of interesting....

Monday, February 4, 2013

Birds Watching White Egret 1

There are quite a population of egrets at the river Po, although not as many as the gulls, but still often see them easily looking for food at the river.