Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cat In Manhole

This is installed at piazza Castello, near the low wall surrounding the little courtyard garden of palazzo Madama.....

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bridge Over Flowing River

Few days of rain created a heavier flow on the river Po, this shot was done to try out my new ND filter....

Saturday, December 28, 2013


2014 is approaching, what to forget, what to remember , what to keep and what to let go? What to expect?

The Christmas ball effect at via Po, piazza Vittorio

Wednesday, December 25, 2013


Nativity scene, a tradition during the Christmas season, I have to build one in my house every year....

This one is a display in Balon, Torino 

My presepio

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Santa Claus Is Coming

Ho ho ho.....Santa Claus is coming to Town....

Wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful, glorious and joyful New Year!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Protest In Romanian

Saw this guy standing in piazza Castello protesting something written in Romanian, something like : Romanian government poisoned weed of ancestral lands.....

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Just One Of Those Late Sunday Morning

People crowding at piazza Castello in one of those Sunday in front of the gateway to the Royal Palace....

Friday, December 20, 2013

Water Leaves

Fallen leaves in the pond of still water.....



Thursday, December 19, 2013

High Fashion

'High Fashion' at the Balon.....
Balon is the flea market in the Aurora district of Turin.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sermig Arsenale della Pace

Sermig - Arsenale della Pace at Balon
The young missionary service (often referred to by the abbreviation SERMIG, from "Young Missionary Service") is a group founded in Turin on the May 24, 1964 by Ernesto Olivero together with a group of young people with a desire to eradicate hunger in the world through works of justice, promote the development, experiencing solidarity with the poor. Initially born as a missionary group with the intent to cooperate with various missionaries around the world, then the SERMIG began to care about the poverty present in Turin, while extending its work to other places around the world.

However, the last time I brought a female friend there to give away her used clothing, something happened which  makes me question the attitude of some of the helpers towards foreigners.

While I was with the friend standing in front of the containers which collect donated items, we were wondering why there was a bag of old bottle plastic corks in there. Suddenly a woman came right up to us and asked if she could help us anything. Before I could answer, she grabbed me on my shoulder and shouted : 'No, you can't do this, you have to come with me to the center!' She begun to drag me away, then I realized that she thought that I was there to steal.
I stopped her and said :' We are here to give, not trying to take!'
She startled for a moment, and I said to her :'You think all foreigners are poor, all are thieves?'
She quickly apologized, not actually to me, she apologized to my friend who is an European, asking my friend if I was with her.
It seem to be a bit petty to mind, but the instant instinct reaction reflects what a person actually think, to me, deep in her mind and heart, I think she does 'discriminate foreigners (especially those happened to be around Porta Palazzo )' with a concept that they are all poor and tend to steal.
That makes me wonder why she bothers to care for the job? To make her feel superior?

Monday, December 16, 2013

912 Demonstration Students Version

The students protest again along via Pietro Micca, as part of the 912 demonstration? Not sure.....

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Peaceful Piazza

A peaceful moment at piazza Castello before all the protest and demostration.....

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 912 Demostration

On the 9 of December 2013, a series of demonstration was activated all over Italy, involving the jobless, the students, the small businessmen, the forconi....all the people who are unhappy and unsatisfied with the current goevrnment and the current situation.

The first day of demonstration along via Pietro Micca

Looking down to the protesting from the balcony

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mirrors, Mirrors In The Shop

The mirrors in the window of a shop reflect the building across the street at via Carlo Alberto....

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Abandoned Building - Colletta

An abandoned, ruined building located near the car park at the parco Colletta, not such what it was before, but inside it, is pretty messy now.....

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

CDP December Theme - Looking Out

A creepy old man looking out from that house while I was taking the photo of Max....

This is my entry for the Cdp December Theme, other entries can be view here