Saturday, April 1, 2017

In search of the Holy Shroud of Torino, Part III, a regal city .

Although for years an industrial bastion, Torino has overcome its moment of smoke and soot, as the heavy industry that hosted the automotive industry has long since parted.
Torino, in its public places, has recovered the beauty and charm of its 19th Century: long wide boulevards, stately buildings, fountains, plazas and gardens.

Torino has become over the past few years more family-friendly, bicycle-friendly, student-friendly and tourist-friendly.

Torino is a very large city, that somehow maintains the friendly feeling a smaller provincial town.

Torino is a city with a very profound religious history and character.

It would seem as if in every picture I take, a dome appears, or statue, or a Church or a bell tower.  

The Antonella Tower

The Royal Palace Gardens in the middle of
downtown Torino

The ruins of the once important city of the
Roman Empire.

A view from above of what once was the city
gate during the times of the Empire.

Enjoying Giardino Bottero close
 to the Cathedral of Torino...

...while waiting for a table at one of the sidewalk
restaurants on a busy Saturday afternoon.

Torino has a much more relaxed
feeling than other major cities
and tourist destinations in Italy

Even the pigeons have a more distinguished air
about them, and like the people here, dress up
nicely even on weekends.

The tree in this little park seems
to be getting ready for the first
days of spring.

Estela stretching out her legs after climbing the
215 step ascent to the top of the Cathedral
bell tower.

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