Saturday, May 31, 2014

Passion In Piazza San Carlo

The monument in piazza San Carlo with the billboard of in love with Lavazza Caffe....

Meanwhile, on the stairs under the monument, a young couple exhibits their passion.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Flowers Show : Clematis

The symbolic meaning of clematis flowers is ingenuity.....

A small collection of Clematis from the FLOR 14, plants and flowers exhibition-market at via Carlo Alberto.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Weekend With The Flowers

Weekend full of flowers and greenery at Turin, the center was transformed into a garden: Via Carlo Alberto hosted nurseries and florists displaying their treasures in Flor14, market-exhibition of plants and flowers. Just three days dedicated to flowers, to green and sustainable agriculture in the city for Smart City Festival.

Along the pedestrian zone of Via Carlo Alberto, the lovers of gardening and plant collectors had the rare opportunity to experience the best of nursery production.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Runaway Flower girls

Due to unknown reason, these two flower girls decided to run away as soon as the bride and bridegroom begun to exchange vows.....

A scene in the Chiesa Di Madonna Del Carmine at Via Del Carmine

Monday, May 26, 2014

Muppets Dance

This old man performed the muppets dance at piazza Carignano, using both hands to play the accordion and one of his legs to work the muppets.....

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Quality Time

A man spending some quality time sitting in this beautiful courtyard at via Po, taking a coffee and reading the newspaper......

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cycling Under The Arcade

Cyclists cycling under the arcades is sometimes rather annoying, especially when some inconsiderate and selfish cyclists think that they have all the right to honk at people to give way to them. The fact is, they have no right to use the path under the arcades, as stated by the laws, but since we are in Italy, nobody really cares about the laws until something happened.....

So, windows shopping or having a peaceful walk under various arcades in Torino can sometimes be rather stressful due to some inconsiderate cyclists.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lamp Post Dancing

Italian most famous ballad dancer, Roberto Bolle jumping high for the advertisement of Eni, the Italian gas and power company....

The billboard in piazza Vittorio with Roberto Bolle in all his glory, almost.

In Black and white.....

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Another Day Another Protest

Just another day of protest along via Pietro Micca......

The police bike leading in front stopped to check on the march.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

By The Door Of The Cinema

Scenes by the door of the cinema during the film festival

Waiting by the door for friends who are late....? 

Lets discuss about the next movie to catch by the door....

Chatting by the door, about what? The movie they just saw?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sheltering Sky

Sheltering sky on top of church San Tommaso in via Pietro Micca, looks dramatic which a glimpse of hope....

Monday, May 19, 2014

Juventus 102 Points

Champions Juventus became the first team to break the 100-points barrier in Serie A when they beat Cagliari 3-0 in their final league game of the season on Sunday.
It had already secured their third scudetto in a row but goals from Fernando Llorente, Claudio Marchisio and an own goal by Cagliari goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, from a stunning Andrea Pirlo free kick that hit the post and bounced in off Silvestri, ensured that Juve finished on a record 102 points.

Torino was in full party mood, fans were gathering around the center of the city, awaiting the arrival of theirs heros for the celebration.

 Railing along the bus stop at piazza Castello with flags, horns and Juventus's T shirt....

Waiting patiently with the statues at Piazza Castello.....

Standing high up on top of the roof of the bus stop waving their support for their beloved team...

 Along via Po until Piazza Vittorio, standing and sitting along the curbs waiting....

Youngs and olds, men and women, adults and childrens, fathers, mothers with their sons and daughters, expressing their die hard support for the team.

Indeed, is a joy to celebrate the victory of the local team, but somehow seeing mothers and fathers singing, screaming uncontrollably and hysterically in front of their children, still send me a chill....
No wonder why most of the Italian children want to be footballer when they grown up....

Sunday, May 18, 2014

TGLFF Closing Night

A few shots of the TGLFF closing night on the 6th of May.....

 Entering the theater for the closing ceremony

 Ernst Ostertag and Robi Rapp entering the theater looking so cute and happy.

The Audiences....

The Jury of ' Queer Award '. the winner is Ich fühl mich Disco (I Feel Like Disco) of Alex Ranisch from Germany.

Daniel Ribeiro, Brazilian film director won the Best Film Audience Award for his film Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho (The Way He Looks).

The jury of the Documentaries Luigi Romolo Carrino, Milena Paulon and Gabriele Farina, and the winner is Violette Leduc: la chasse à l'amour (Violette Leduc, in Pursuit of Love) of Esther Hoffenberg from France.

Ernst Ostertag and Robi Rapp accepting the award 'Premio “Ottavio Mai” per il Miglior lungometraggio' (Best Feature Film) for the 'The Circle (German: Der Kreis) ', a Swiss docudrama film based on their real life story. Beside them is the director Stefan Haupt.

Director Eytan Fox presenting his film ' Cupcakes ', which was the film of the closing night.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Action Man On Bike

Saw this bicycle parked at the junction of via Pietro Micca e via Barbaroux with this action man figure sitting on the head lamp.....

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Via Giuseppe Verdi

Via Giuseppe Verdi, sort of the back lane of via Po, although less crowded, but still as fascinating as its parallel main street via Po.
It has a rich cultural atmosphere, maybe due to the presence of the University and its various institutions spread along the street and the theater Regio located at its beginning....

This is the view towards piazza Castello, with the Teatro Regio on its right side.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sculptures In University

Just some sculptures in the compound of the University of Torino, located in the block between Via Verdi and Via Po.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jazz Festival

Torino jazz Festival started on the 25th of April and ended on the 1st of May, seeing people crowded in piazza Castello, I would say it was pretty successful.

The banners for the festival along via Po

Monday, May 12, 2014

No Tav Protest

The No Tav protest marched along via Pietro Micca towards piazza Castello last Saturday....

No Tav activists demonstrate in Turin over their dissent to the charges against four protesters, Chiara, Claudio, Mattia and Niccolò, accused of sabotage and terrorist attacks, for damage to a compressor owned by TAV Construction Chiomonte.