Pietro Brosio Gallery

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


August 27, 2009

Sky Watch 28/8/2009

Saint Michael's Abbey (10th century, 962 meters, Piedmont)

"My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence"
Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

"Silence is more musical than any song"
Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence"
Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Maxims

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August 23, 2009

Monument to Victor Emmanuel II

The imposing monument (sculptor Pietro Costa, 1899, 39 meters high) is situated in the center of Turin, in the intersection of the two main streets corso Vittorio Emanuele II and corso Galileo Ferraris.
Victor Emmanuel II (14 March 1820 – 9 January 1878) was the King of Piedmont, Savoy, and Sardinia from 1849 to 1861. On 18 February 1861, he assumed the title of King of Italy to become the first king of the United Italy, a title he held until his death in 1878. He was given the epithet of Father of the Fatherland.

August 17, 2009

Turin, 15th August 2009

The Santuario della Consolata (1670), dedicated to Maria Consolatrice (Mary the Comforter and protector of Turin), one of the city's most splendid examples of the baroque.

The Piazza della Consolata, with the well-known café Al Bicerin (1873), opposite the church. In this café you can enjoy the delicious Torinese bicerin, an uplifting mixture of hot chocolate, espresso and cream.

Piazza Solferino
In the second picture, one of the futuristic twin buildings, called Atrium Torino, which house a large exhibition space over two floors.

August 11, 2009

August 6, 2009

Sky Watch 7/8/2009

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind"
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

"The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not"
Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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