Pietro Brosio Gallery

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


December 28, 2009


Christmas is over, but they are still climbing!

December 24, 2009

Christmas 2009

Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas!

December 17, 2009


In piedmontese dialect "torèt" means "small bull" (the bull is the Turin's symbol). 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.

December 12, 2009

Porta Palatina

The Porta Palatina is a roman gate on Turin's north side; it dates back to the I century A.D.

December 7, 2009

The Sanctuary of Consolata

The Sanctuary of Consolata, known simply as La Consolata, is one of Turin's most splendid example of the baroque. The Sanctuary dates back to Guarini and Juvarra (centuries XVII-XVIII) and in 1906 became papal basilica by the Pope Pio X. The worship of Saint Mary the Consoler dates back to the 4th century but received great impulse in 1104, when, on 20th June, the blind Jean Ravais, coming from Briançon after a vision, found the effigy of Consolata got lost and simultaneously recovered the sight. From then on the worship of Consolata has never been interrupted.
The superior altar, inaugurated in 1714, is due to Juvarra. In the middle, displayed among a series of angels, the Byzantine-inspired picture of Consolata.

Our Lady Consolata

On the vault the fresco showing the glory of the Virgin (Bartolonio, century XVIII)

December 2, 2009

Ecological Day

In this image, a residential part of Turin at the foot of the hills. On the top over there, at a height of 660m, stands the Basilica di Superga (1731), designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra.

Ecological Day, which takes place the second day of every month, is a creation of Sonia at LEAVES OF GRASS

November 26, 2009

Sky Watch

The sky is blue in this panorama of Turin, in which you can see the Alps, the Mole Antonelliana (1889, 167m), the characteristic houses of the Piazza Vittorio Veneto (1825), the river Po.

Happy Sky Watch!

November 23, 2009

Monte dei Cappuccini in the fog

A climb of 15 minutes from Turin leads up to the Monte dei Cappuccini (240m) and the church of Santa Maria del Monte. Built in 1584 to a design by the architect Ascanio Vitozzi, the church adjoins a still-working Capuchin convent.

November 18, 2009

November 12, 2009

Sky Watch

"Contemplazione" ("Contemplation"), oil on canvas 50x70cm.

Happy Sky Watch!

November 7, 2009


I often travel the Val di Susa (Susa Valley) and I can't help noticing more and more NO TAV signs.
The readers who are not interested in the NO TAV question will perhaps look upon these photographs as curious images.

NO TAV is a movement of the population of the valley against the construction of a railway line of high-speed train (TAV) Turin - Lyon, in the construction of the so-called Corridor 5 that should connect across eastern Europe (beginning from Kiev), with the major cities of western Europe (including Turin, Marseille, Barcelona to Lisbon).

If you like more information about NOTAV: AMBIENTE VALSUSA

November 3, 2009

The Dauphin Tower at Oulx

From the village of Oulx (1127m, Piedmont) you can reach the tower walking through a nice lane. The battlemented tower was part of the ancient Dauphin Castle the late evidences of which go back to 1499.

October 30, 2009

My Halloween

"La megera" ("The hag"), 1996, oil on canvas, 50x60cm

October 26, 2009

The cottage on the hill

Cottage in the town of Susa (503m, Piedmont)

October 22, 2009

Sky Watch 23/10/2009

"The trees are God's great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene"
Leonora Speyer (1872 - 1956)

"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver"
Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

"There are rich counsels in the trees"
Herbert P. Horne (1864 - 1916)

Happy Sky Watch!

October 17, 2009

Dream in yellow

"Earth laughs in flowers"
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

October 13, 2009


This composition of mine is an Award for all the nice blogger friends who gave me an Award some time ago. They are:

Louise of Potted Frog

Catherine of THE FIVE OF US

Paz of Paz's New York Minute


Lily of Long Island Daily Photo

Ayamlin of A comfortable vacation

Fishing Guy of This is my blog

Nihal of CrossRoads

The Blond Duck of A Duck In Her Pond

Addy of Oh Addy!

Unseen Rajasthan of Unseen Rajasthan

October 8, 2009

Sky Watch 9/10/2009

"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains"
Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Happy Sky Watch!

October 5, 2009

September 29, 2009

Sundial 5

Sundial in the village of Foresto (Susa Valley, Piedmont)

Flowered window

September 24, 2009

Sky Watch 25/9/2009

"I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!"
Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

"Treat the other man's faith gently; it is all he has to believe with. His mind was created for his own thoughts, not yours or mine"
Henry S. Haskins (1875 - 1957)

Happy Sky Watch!

September 20, 2009

September 15, 2009

Adventure Park

the instructor

Photos by Pietro Brosio