Pietro Brosio Gallery

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


September 7, 2010

Sundial 9

Sundial on the medieval bell tower of the church of San Cassiano, in the town of Grugliasco (Turin), designed during the restoration works in 1996.
The inscription says: "Sine sole sileo" ("Without the sun I remain silent").

If you like to have a look at all the sundials, please click on the label "Sundials" below

Comments: 34

havent really tried checking time through a sundial. ive seen one in a far province here but didnt verify time through it.

Sylvia K
Marvelous capture as always! How beautiful! Have a wonderful day, Pietro! Thank you, as always, for your visits and comments. They are always appreciated so much!


Nice one!
Always good to have a clock next to the sundial for back-up.
This old one is a good reminder that once not many people had a watch on their wrist.

Trovo romantico e armonioso lo scandire del tempo con il sole.
Ottimi scatti Pietro.... un saluto e buona giornata!

Sorvolo l'inglese, ma è magnifica vero? Grazie Pietro per questa meravigliosa foto, buona giornata anche se piove, tanto c'è l'ombrello:-)

Photo Cache
this is a wonderful image to share and that quote about the sun is really appropriate. have a nice september.

Beautiful tower and simple profound text. Blessings.

The Blonde Duck
It's so pretty!

I loved seeing this marvelous place! Bene!

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

short poems
Wonderful capture Pietro!
Have a nice september :)
Marinela x x

sonia a. mascaro
Just a beautiful tower and amazing sundial.

Have a sunny day!
"Dia ensolarado" in Portuguese.

The Blonde Duck
How cool!

That's fascinating. The structure is very much like the clock tower in Waterbury, which is modeled after a clock tower in Italy....

I always enjoy your sundial posts. Each has it's own uniqueness.
Hope all is well with you my friend!

Very lovely architecture for sundial. Not seen anything like this before.

I enjoy all your sundial photos. I like the inscription, too.


So much like our tower. Beautiful post!

Ciao Pietro, io sto bene e tu? :-)
sai mi viene in mente quella canzone di Claudio Baglioni:-)
A volte bisogna racchiudere in fondo in fondo le proprie malinconie ed affrontare il viaggio della vita con un sorriso..almeno ci provo:-)
Buon venerdi.

Very impressive the bell tower with a wonderful medieval character! The inscription is perfect to sum up me: Sine sole sileo. I truly LOVE it, I am silent if I can't see sun or sunlight.

On a side note, its wonderful to read your comment (left on my recent post), thanks very much Pietro. What would my life be like without my readers' thoughts?! Best wishes for a nice Friday to you while we are enjoying our (Sweet Festival) holidays until next Mon.


Ciao Pietro, passerò questa settimana in montagna, ti auguro buon week-end

Ciao Pietro, buon fine settimana con un sorriso, maestoso, come le nostre montagne, riservato, come le persone magnifiche che ho conosciuto qui.

Un saluto e Buon week-end Pietro !

Hi Pietro! I’m back!! One week off, one week to deal with the mess created by the absence, a birthday almost no one noticed and a weekend to rest a little bit...

Fabulous sundial!!

Meanwhile Blogtrotter Two is enjoying a fabulous hotel: the Cala di Volpe in Costa Smeralda!! Enjoy, comment and have a great weekend!

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens
I like sundials, and the saying is very true, because we would not be alive without the sun! A very ingenious way to tell the time. I t is also very beautiful "clock"!

Thanks for your thoughts today, Pietro. God bless.

Beautiful structure so well photographed.
I have some sundial shots from Italy, we don't get to see many here in India.

Buona nuova settimana.

Beautiful sundials Pietro.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful new week.

Your town, Pietro, must be sundial central! Lovely.

Sorry I haven't visited sooner. Been under the weather.

Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

what time is it Mr.Wolf? hehe
have a wonderful week!

Hi Pietro!
now it's wet out.
Oh, I wanna go jogging! I hope it stopps rainning!
by the way I like seeing your sundial pictures.
and I wish I went to your town to see them!
Have a happy week, Pietro:)

Sine sole sileo è quasi uno scioglilingua!!!
Ah grande fascino anche questa meridiana: grazie per la condivisione!!!

beautiful piece!

Almost missed this one on my way out, lol. This is some nice clock! Anna :)