Thursday, April 27, 2017

Market of Santa Giulia

Piazza Santa Giulia situated in the Vanchiglia zone, very near to the historical center. The dominant building is the Santa Giulia church, the parish church is a religious building in neo-Gothic style, it was built by the Marchioness Giulia Falletti di Barolo, designed in 1862 by architect Giovanni Battista Ferrante.

Behind the church , every morning there is a food market in the piazza....

Monday, April 24, 2017

Buildings Of Piazza IV Marzo

Piazza IV Marzo is a piazza near to the Duomo where there are a few restaurants which will setup their tables in the piazza during spring and summer for dinners to 'eat out'.

What interest me most about the piazza is the various buildings around it, they are tightly attached to each other like lego pieces, each with its own style and characteristic , it is quite an interesting view.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Vanchiglia View

 Looking down towards the Vanchiglia zone with the dominating Santa Giulia church in the center, on the left side is the infamous 'Polenta', the narrowest housing building in Turin.

In 1854 the city of Turin was hit by a cholera epidemic, which is why the Vanchiglia regione, at the time decay and constantly subject to moisture of the nearby river Po, was largely reclaimed and restored. However, neither the architect Alessandro Antonelli suggestions, or the direct intervention of King Vittorio Emanuele II managed to give a turning point to a real major redevelopment of the neighborhood. A few years later, the philanthropist Marquise Giulia Colbert Falletti di Barolo, who had repeatedly rescue the sick of the same village with her husband Carlo Tancredi Falletti di Barolo, wanted to finance a project for the construction of a church.The work under the management of don Giacomo Trucchio, began in 1862, designed by a young architect, Giovanni Battista Ferrante. Unfortunately, the Marquise could not see the end result, because he died two years before completion of the work. The church was inaugurated June 23, 1866 and titled in Santa Giulia, virgin and Carthaginian martyr of the fifth century , who died in Corsica.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Shade Of The Arcade

Along via Viotti, the small street parallel to via Roma, in the evening when the lights under the arcade began to light up in the evening, it forms a shade of greenish-yellow color under the curve of the arcade, is pretty spectacular and even quite mysterious....

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tree On The Wall

Whenever I passed by this part of Corso Orbassano, I always stopped to admire the shadows of the trees casted on this white wall, it is as if the line of trees continue into the wall....

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Since 2005, in via Verdi, , just in front of the Palazzo Nuovo, stands the Marc Didou sculpture entitled "Echo".

The sculpture, made in bronze, depicts two faces, one up right, the other upside down.
Marc Didou, Breton sculptor, was inspired by the stone statue of Medusa which
guarded the ancient water cistern built in Roman times in Istanbul  and it is still functioning today.
In this Turin sculpture, water can not be seen, but feel, because by placing your ear to the statue, you can feels the murmur of an invisible stream
inside it, renders it mysterious and fascinating.

Friday, April 7, 2017

View Of La Mole

La Mole, the symbolic building of Turin, no matter how many time it has been photographed, it will never be enough.
Here are two views of it's splendid form....

                                                       From a more isolated corner....

                                                              And close up

Saturday, April 1, 2017

CDP April Theme : Wet

Is theme day again and it is WET!
Spring in Turin often brings in some rain, as though it is to wash away the past year and start all over again....

At Porta Palazzo open market, every Saturday evening after the market , the piazza where the market was had a complete wash over, so the ground will be obviously wet and plus the rain it gets even wetter....

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