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    Posted: 04 March 2014 at 05:57
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Final instalment of a wonderful motoring trip in Italy in the late Autumn of 2010, and continuing on from Naples, Rome, Orvieto, Gubbio, Urbino, Perugia, Cortona, Siena, Lucca, Florence, San Gimignano, Cremona, Milano which can be found in this 'Show Us Cities: ....." thread. Plus Open Views postings of Sacra di San Michele and Susa, both reached on a day drive out of Turin.

Turin, the capital of Piedmonte, is a very beautiful city that was ruled by the House of Savoy from medieval times through to the modern era. Famous as the birthplace of the Italian Republic, for its Shroud of Turin, its royal palaces, grand piazzas, boulevards, Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, its National Museum of Cinema and the Moving Image, Art Deco architecture, neo-classic architecture, its cuisine, its fine chocolate, its Bicerin hot chocolate, for being the centre of the Italian automotive industry, and the site of the Winter Olympics of 2006.

All with a700, CZ 16-80mm Vario-Sonar, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G, Sigma 10-20mm.

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Art Deco apartments by jozioau, on Flickr

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Central station by jozioau, on Flickr

3. Typical arcaded covered footpaths at street crossings that were built to allow the residents (particularly the gentry) to pass through the city without having to get out into the bad weather.

Arcaded footpaths by jozioau, on Flickr

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Piazza San Carlo by jozioau, on Flickr

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San Filippo Neri church by jozioau, on Flickr

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Museo Egizio by jozioau, on Flickr

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Galleria Subalpina by jozioau, on Flickr

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Palazzo Carignano by jozioau, on Flickr

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Palazzo Reale by jozioau, on Flickr

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Duomo of the Sacred Shroud by jozioau, on Flickr

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Boutique pharmacy by jozioau, on Flickr

12. This building is now the National Museum of Cinema and the Moving Image, but was originally designed as a synagogue. However, it was never completed for that purpose nor consecrated. The partly completed project was purchased by the city.

Mole Antonelliana spire by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Mole Antonelliana facade by jozioau, on Flickr

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Mole Antoniella spire cleaning by jozioau, on Flickr

15. I was concentrating on composing the picture of the rooftops and street far below, and with the less than 100% viewfinder on the a700, didn't realise I got a bit of the abseiling spire cleaners into the edge of the shot on the right. Could have cropped them out but decided it was interesting to leave them in.

Mole Antoniella looking down by jozioau, on Flickr

16. Those cables down from the hole in the top of the dome belong to a lift car that takes handfuls of passengers to the colonnaded observation decks on top of the dome, from which the previous photo was taken.

Mole Antoniella interior by jozioau, on Flickr

More to follow......


Edited by Jozioau - 04 March 2014 at 12:41
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Continuing straight on...

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Typical streetscape on the Via Po. The lower arcaded levels (2 storeys) were designed as elegant shops and restaurants with offices or other accommodation above. The 3rd level for the aristocrats, having large windows, high ceilings, large balconies, then with ever diminishing floor to ceiling heights, windows, and balconies lesser ranked courtiers on level 4, bourgeoisie on level 5, and servants in the attic rooms that were freezing in winter and scorching in summer. This is the look of large parts of the city centre and its uniformity makes it look very elegant and beautiful.

Via Po by jozioau, on Flickr

18. In the ground level colonnade.

Coffee in an arcade by jozioau, on Flickr

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Side street off Via Po by jozioau, on Flickr

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Reflections in the Po river by jozioau, on Flickr

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Turin on the Po river by jozioau, on Flickr

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View down Via Po by jozioau, on Flickr

23. Obviously inspired by (i.e. a crude copy of) the Pantheon in Roma.

Gran Madre di Dio church by jozioau, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Castello del Valentino by jozioau, on Flickr

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View from across the river Po by jozioau, on Flickr

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Cobbled street by jozioau, on Flickr

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Moonrise and chimneys by jozioau, on Flickr

To be continued....

Edited by Jozioau - 04 March 2014 at 07:12
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Grande Finale: the Versailles-like La Veneria Reale palace outside Turin. The palace was requisitioned by Napoleon's army who ruined large parts of it, even turning some wings and buildings of it into stables and exercise rooms for their cavalry. It is now a World heritage site and being carefully restored.

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La Veneria Reale palace by jozioau, on Flickr

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Galleria Grande by jozioau, on Flickr

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Decorative entrance by jozioau, on Flickr

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Sant'Uberto dome by jozioau, on Flickr

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Sant'Uberto church by jozioau, on Flickr

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La Venaria Reale and grounds by jozioau, on Flickr

And as they say in Italy: "FINITO", until the next visit, hopefully sometime soonish.



Edited by Jozioau - 04 March 2014 at 06:29
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2020 at 23:44
These are some images from a stay in Torino, in the late summer of 2018. Some sights might not be typical for this city, but struck me when I passed them.

#1 Porta Nuova Railway Station - ceiling



#2 Porta Nuova Railway Station - side entrance with patterned shadows



#3 Dora Fountain



#4 Po Fountain



#5 Facade



#6 Galleria Subalpina



#7 Galleria Subalpina - interior facade



#8 Galleria Lux



#9 Galleria Lux



#10 Piazza Vittorio Veneto



#11 Statue



#12 View from Monte dei Cappuccini terrace



#13 Gelati



#14 Race track on the roof of the Lingotto FIAT car plant (closed in 1982)



#15 Race track on the roof of the Lingotto FIAT car plan - heli pad

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Edited by waldo_posth - 11 September 2020 at 11:42
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What a delightful set, Waldo!
#1 is my first pick of the lot.
#2 has a nice play of light and shadows.
#5-#10 might also work in B&W with varying levels of effectiveness with #5 being the strongest.

Contrast/saturation are a little bit overdone but that's what I do too, usually, so I suppose I shouldn't be complaining about it.

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Beautiful images from this photogenic city.
Thanks, Harald.
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Thank you, Sashi - thank you, Joe!

I enjoyed the stay very much - I already posted a set on the National Car Museum. But the most impressive memory still relates to the best ever ice-cream I had in a gelateria which I discovered in that building in #10, highly recommended.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2020 at 06:46
Missed these earlier and what a shame. These are great, especially as i also visited Torino many years ago. Great city with an industrial and royal feel at the same time. Love the Galleria's, these breath "Italy", well captured. I am quite jealeous you were able to shoot on the roof of "Lingotto" - the old FIAT factory. When i went there it was closed for public.
The track was actually a test track, not a race track. The glass dome in #15 looks just great here. TFS Harald and if you have more i'd love to see it.
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@Waldo, great set, you have a excellent eye for compositions. Love the first one and of course those of the infamous racetrack. TFS
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Thanks again for your kind comments. I have posted four IR images of the Lingotto building in the IR thread.
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A great set, Italian gracefulness wel depicted in the galleria shots. Love the first and the test track in nr 14. Remarkable, a test track on a roof
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