Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Presepe World

A small presepe exhibition at Porta Palazzo's balon, inside  Cortile del Maglio a big presepe is on display, beside it, an entrance leads to room of tiny presepes from different places....

  The Big Presepe

 Cotton Presepe

Built In An Egg

 Presepe Gallura

 Germany Playmobil Presepe

 Built In A Shell

 Mexian Presepe

 Italy Venice Murano Presepe

 Peruvian Presepe

 Polish Presepe

 ALESSI Figure Presepe

Presepe In Silver

Merry Christmas !!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Riding in Cold

While winter is arriving, life goes on as usual, as is the bike riding.....

Group of bicycle riders passing along the river in this cold late autumn perhaps early winter....

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last Of the Red leaves

A few Leaves still hanging over the bare branches waiting for the arrival of winter.....

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Baby Nutrias

Nutria, 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.
Besides breeding quickly, each coypu consumes large amounts of vegetation. An individual consumes about 25% of its body weight daily, and feeds year-round.
They eat the base of the above-ground stems of plants, and often will dig through the organic soil for roots and rhizomes to eat. Their creation of "eat-outs", areas where a majority of the above- and below-ground biomass has been removed, produces patches in the environment, which in turn disrupts the habitat for other animals and humans dependent on marshes.

Last year we saw only one wondering along this stretch of the river Po,  now, we saw at least 8 little nutrias having their meals on this side. Should any concern be raised?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Tree In Piazza Castello

This year a Christmas is erected in Piazza Castello......

It lights up in Piazza Castello throughout the Christmas period and is built on wooden planks and metal, decorated with thousands of colored lights.

The tree - 18 meters high - was created by "Mariano-sets - light sculptures", a Salento  company that produces maxi-ornaments and decorations for festivals and celebrations throughout Italy and abroad.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Autumn Scene - Young Couple

A young couple chatting and enjoying the autumn on a bench under the yellow leaves along the river.....

Friday, December 12, 2014

Palazzo Scaglia Di Verrua

Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua in via Stampatori has a fascinating facade and also a beautiful courtyard garden.

The Palazzo Scaglia of Verrua is a historic building in Turin, just a few steps from Via Garibaldi. Of great documentary value, it is one of the few examples of sixteenth-century building that not have been affected by the alterations of the Baroque period, maintaining its original Renaissance appearance.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fiat Historic Centre

The Fiat Museum located on the corner of Corso Dante and Via Chiabrera, in Turin, houses some 70 cars which illustrate the history of Italy's most famous automobile brand.
Discovered this little 'museum' while walking along via Chiabrera looking at some interesting building. One of the guard standing outside the entrance invited us to go in and take a look, and it was pleasant surprise.

Bicycles produced by Fiat

Symbol attached in front of an antique car

 This 'one and only' version car belonged to Gianni Agnelli, head of Fiat

Antique sport car

Fiat 325 SS

Looking down from the 2nd floor

Planes produced by Fiat

Military plane
This visit is particularly meaningful and interesting, considering that Fiat has basically left Italy and has became a history for Italy.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hardcore Bear

Display of a fashion shop at via Largrange, "Have A Hardcore Holiday", it says.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Windows Cleaner - CDP December Theme

Windows cleaning, risky and entertaining business....

Passing by the shopping center in La Spina zone, saw this man hanging there, doing the cleaning.

Just wonder how long does it take to clean the whole side of the building......?

This post is for CDP December Theme,  'People In Their Workplace', click here to view the other entries....