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A day into town

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Alf, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    651
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    So we get up and jump into the shower, then leave the home near the woods and go for the big target over there - that is, Turin. First capital, a showpiece of planned architecture, a corner of central-eastern Europe inside Italy - home of culture, industries and, mostly, chocolate.

    We enter it just near the royal palace, and meet a nice huge nativity scene.
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    Presepe di Luzzati di alfrjw, su Flickr


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    Turin di alfrjw, su Flickr

    We chat with friends, have lunch, and any moment is good for a coffee in one of the many historical venues for the tiny cup of black, and endless chocolate.
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    Carignano di alfrjw, su Flickr

    After a long walk, I have a short time to play with all the cameras I didn't play yet - it seems I'm not going to leave the mu43 fold, as the GX1 is really nice and I Want One. Meanwhile, someone had other, different plans.

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    Someone is very, very happy. di alfrjw, su Flickr

    I begin to see things. But it's real. Time for a long nice aperitivo.
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    Castello di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Then, out for another long walk in the lights.
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    piazza Castello di alfrjw, su Flickr

    We are not alone, this gallery was full of heavy geared photographers with huge DSLRs training their skills on the sky above. Artificial.
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    Stars di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Time to slowly head back. Something to eat near the square (Ligurian, wow) and into the lights again.
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    Turin di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Behind the royal palace, again. I love the geometry of this corner of the square.
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    Sindone di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Then you turn, and the ancient gate is there.
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    porta Palatina di alfrjw, su Flickr

    One more, then towards the country again.
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    Turin di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And tomorrow, East for the new year. See you there!
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Alf, please can I come along next time? I promise I won't by anything that I can't eat or drink.:biggrin:

    What a great time you had, and I, vicariously! Always interesting, entertaining and full of surprises to tag along with you and yours.

    Besides truly enjoying your photographs, I realize what a small life I lead...but that's where I am for right now. Eventually I hope to expand my parameters, until then I travel virtually! Can't wait to see what the morrow brings!:drinks:
     
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  3. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Looking good as usual Alf.....
     
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  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Some great nighttime shots, Alf. Louis Vuitton, eh? That's gotta be worth enough favours for at least one GX1...
     
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  5. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    651
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Sure, and there's plenty to see (and my dearest lived there 20 years, so she knows every corner and chocolate place).
    Just prepare for the moment we summon our courage, cross the pond and invade! NYC is very present inside our myths, but little of what we know is based on reality - we'll have a lot of questions then..
     
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  6. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    651
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    That is the plan, at least. :biggrin:
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Just keep me posted, Alf!:th_salute:
     
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  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I do so enjoy your little travelogues, Alf :) Hope you get the GX1 soon, its tweaked my interest, also :)
     
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  9. soundfanz

    soundfanz SC Regular

    Very nice pictures. I only wish we had some beautiful old buildings in my neck of the woods to snap.
     
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