Pietro Brosio Gallery

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


May 4, 2009

Memento of Turin Olympics

The 2006 Turin Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated in Turin, from February 10, 2006, through February 26, 2006. This marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games, the first being the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956. The Nations paricipating were 80, the athletes 2,508 (1,548 men, 960 women). The motto was: Passion lives here. The Olympic Games were officialy opened by the President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

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I like the contrast of seasons!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy
Pietro: I so enjoyed the games from Turin, it was a wonderful time to show off your city. I'm hoping that my wife and I may make it to Italy this year.

Si joliment fait Piétro !
Il est impossible en regardant les 2 versions d'avoir une préférence.
C'est bien le signe que la montagne est aussi belle en hiver qu'en été.
C'était une très bonne idée. Qui a demandé d'attendre quelques temps entre chaque prise : )

Passion lives there, said this motto tells everything. Without it, what a dead world it would be.
I to truly love italian mottos and proverbs as each of them are said passionately. Isn't it easy to understand my passion for Italia:)

Your desire of life obviously made you take these lovely shots in different times.

Istanbul wishes you nice evening~

La neve non c'è più ma lo spirito sportivo è ancora li!

Un abbraccio Pietro e buona serata.

sonia a. mascaro
Two beautiful photos, Pietro!

Yes, the bird on my post is a toucan. If you have the time, please, come to see more toucans on Toucans in my gardenHave a nice week ahead as well.

Nice Olympic history in Turin. I like the symbols. Nice photos.


Looks beautiful against the blue sky.
Yours is a very beautiful country. :)

Ah yes, I remember that ! and this sign is still there ?

sempre bello ricordare quei bei momenti! grazie!

I love the simplicity of it - which makes the Olympics to me more authentic.

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Momenti bellissimi, la fiaccola passò sotto casa mia ed io come una ragazzina a sventolare la bandierina, vuol dire la passione è qui? Credo..
Un caro saluto,bellissime foto, grazie.

Those beautiful photos that you posted remind me of XIV Olympic Winter Games that was celebrated in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in my city Sarajevo. That was in February 1984. My older son was only 1 year old back then. Those were the day, my friend. :-)

The Blonde Duck
I do like lizards! I actually had a leopard lizard named Duckie.

I love the motto. That's a fine piece of art.

Buongiorno Pietro, già la fiaccola olimpica...le alpi, Torino, bei ricordi, bellisime le tue immagini.

it will forever be there to remind of the achievements of every nation who participated in the winter olympics there. our country though don't participate.

Marie Reed
I just love this Olympic inspired art!

sonia a. mascaro
Hi Pietro,
I would prefer a nightingale on my window with his harmonious singing! The sound of "my woodpecker" looks like a hammer! LOL!
Have a nice day!

Hi Pietro! Another hectic week and my tour of blogosphere suffers... ;)
Lovely memories of those Games, but I must confess that the Cortina D'Ampezzo were more impressive to me. I was on my second year in school and an avid reader of sport's newspapers. So Cortina and Melbourne 1956 made my first delights; and I can't forget the Adidas Melbourne running shoes... But truly, it was Rome 1960 my first Olympic Games... Ageing... ;))

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This is really neat Pietro. I love how you showed this in two different seasons.


You made this piece of art? It looks great. It radiates life and energy, with the strong colours.

Buon fine settimana. Ciao :-)

Passo solo per augurarti buon fine settimana Pietro!

I think I MUCH prefer the first photo - it looks a lot warmer :P

Btw, I truly wish I could go to Italy! Ahh!