Pietro Brosio Gallery: "Torèt"
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Pietro Brosio Gallery

"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.

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July 29, 2008


We must remember that the bull is a symbol of Turin. In piedmontese dialect "torèt" means "small bull". The torèt are little public fountains, typical of Turin, with a bull head from which drinking water comes out. The torèt date back to the beginning of the 20th century and are about 700 in the city.

Comments: 21

love this fountain ))) very nice ))) adorable composition )))

Histoire très intéressante ! Pourquoi le taureau est-il le symbole de Turin ?

I like this little bull fountain. ;-)


Oh, this is wonderful! I really like this very much. It is very neat... it make me smile to see this. Very interesting.

Glad that it's the head it comes out of....

Very peaceful with the flowers

wonderful! thanks for the information!

I like this little guy. There are a fair few in that city, eh, Pietro! Thanks for the history lesson with this wonderful picture.

Interesting! I love those white blossoms in the photo too...

It's a little strange - water coming out of a bull's mouth. And is there a way to stop it from flowing?

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love it!

I love public fountains and this one is really interesting and nice. I also have to notice those beautiful white flowers around it. Beautiful photo!

very interesting pietro. I am just lost for words 'coz i can feel that you enjoy taking these photos so much and that the joy of your capture showed greatly in this. have a nice day.

very nice, does the water run continuously?

Texas Travelers
Thanks for the information and great photo.

I really like this.

Come visit, Troy

Those are beautifully made. I wish cities here in the US thought so much about aesthetics.

Gerald (SK14)
nice fountain and interesting information about the bulls.

interesting. it's quite unique for a fountain.

I love the fountain and the history that goes along with it! Great photo and thanks for allowing us insight into its meaning... I liked all your pictures, too! This was my favorite!

I like it!

Now, you must understand that I am a farm girl, lots of cattle in my back yard.

This headstone "tempts" me.......!

Wonderful blog you've got here!

Be back soon and often.......
Found you over at "Writing in Faith" ~ per Sandy.

Grateful, I am!

And I drink of your work!