Turin is a city and major business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River and surrounded by the Alpine arch. The population of the city proper is 909,193 (November 2008) while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.
The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Much of the city's public squares, castles, gardens and elegant palazzi such as Palazzo Madama, were built by Sicilian architect Filippo Juvarra, who modelled these buildings on the Baroque and classical style of Versailles. Examples of these French-themed edifices include the Royal Palace of Turin, the Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi and the Basilica di Superga.
Turin is sometimes called the "cradle of Italian liberty", due to its having been the birthplace and home of notable politicians and people who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. The city currently hosts some of Italy's best universities, colleges, academies, lycea and gymnasia, such as the six-century-old University of Turin and the Turin Polytechnic. Prestigious and important museums, such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonelliana are also found in the city. Turin's several monuments and sights make it one of the world's top 250 tourist destinations, and the tenth most visited city in Italy in 2008.
The city used to be a major European political centre, being Italy's first capital city in 1861 and being home to the House of Savoy, Italy's royal family. Even though much of its political significance and importance had been lost by World War II, it became a major European crossroad for industry, commerce and trade, and currently is one of Italy's main industrial centres, being part of the famous "industrial triangle", along with Milan and Genoa. Turin is ranked third in Italy, after Rome and Milan, for economic strength. With a GDP of $58 billion, Turin is the world's 78th richest city by purchasing power, and as of 2010 has been ranked by GaWC as a Gamma- world city. Turin is also home to much of the Italian automotive industry.
Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C., the headquarters of automobile manufacturers FIAT, Lancia and Alfa Romeo, and as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Several International Space Station modules, such as Harmony and Columbus, were also manufactured in Turin. It was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy from 1563, then of the Kingdom of Sardinia ruled by the Royal House of Savoy and finally the first capital of the unified Italy.
It is often referred to as "the Capital of the Alps". Turin is also known as "the Automobile Capital of Italy" or the Detroit of Italy; in Italy it is also called " capitale Sabauda"
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lousat (64197) 2012-02-22 3:41
Hi Serghei,there is a magic light in this pic,a nice and artistic way to take this street of Torino,i like the perspective and the colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
GiovanniG (2315) 2012-02-22 3:41
This photograph is very good. It has beautiful colors and good clarity. The depth of field is great and it has good perspective. Well done.
holmertz (31302) 2012-02-22 3:47
A nice street view dominated by tram tracks making very fine curves. The low light gives the street a fine texture.
danyy (0) 2012-02-22 3:52
j'aime beaucoup le rendu des textures des pavés, brillants et ces rails qui y sont incrustés, une dure réalisation que tu photo rend avec beaucoup de finesse.
Un bel effet de profondeur.
npecanhuk (56368) 2012-02-22 4:07
Very beautiful street photograph!
I love the warm light and colors!
Chosen pov, vertical format and composition are excellent too!
Sharpness and dof also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
batalay (33417) 2012-02-22 4:17
Superb shot, created by shooting into the sunlight and capturing the silhouettes of a few pedestrians crossing the street. The streetcar tracks create a dizzying curves, adding enigma and complexity. I visited the city only once, in 2006, and remember it best for the endless colonnades.
Warm regards, Serghei,
erhan1958 (13741) 2012-02-22 4:24
süper evening light.
a graphical way to the tram,
delpeoples (48634) 2012-02-22 4:35
Hello dear Serghei
A wonderful composition, excellent choice of the vertical frame and I love the effect of the wet cobblestones. Beautiful textures tones and graphism. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.
Sergiom (45441) 2012-02-22 5:37
J'aime beaucoup ces photos de villes qui dégagent une atmosphère de mouvement et de vie.Tu as bien géré une lumière très difficile.On se sent tôt le matin pressé d'aller au travail.
SnapRJW (23656) 2012-02-22 7:35
Hello Serghei - with this shot you have captured an excellent winter city atmosphere. I love the light, cool in the FG and warm sunshine in the BG. The woman is hurrying to get home before dark and the young men, hands in pockets, heads down saunter along looking quite aimless. Brilliant texture and detail on the road and the whole nicely punctuated by the vehicles lights. Super! Warm regards rosemary
Zengi001 (2269) 2012-02-22 8:10
Very beautiful city perspective with the tram lines leading the eye to the toer at background. I love the texture of the pavement, was there some rain?
JFS (32453) 2012-02-22 8:31
You have captured masterly the atmosphere of this interesting city. I like the light and the sense of motion.
gus72 (3392) 2012-02-22 11:59
Hi Serghei! ! I am still in Argentina until 5/April.Driving 200 to 500 Km a day... doing excursions and taking lots of photos. Sorry I had no time to visit TE and enjoy your images. I will get back to normal eventually.
I always value the effort of the notes that you present with your photos, I was in Turin once & never learnt so much as I did reading your note.
I am planing to send you a good bottle of wine.... send me your address.
Jeppo (17635) 2012-02-22 12:40
it seems that my suggestions were useful to your trip in northern Italy.
I like this urban street view of the first Italian capital. by the way....I have never been here so far...although I've travelling a lot across the planet.
divail (7902) 2012-02-22 17:09
Le plan vertical est parfait pour cette composition, et met bien en valeur les courbes des lignes du tramway. Les passants pressés s'insèrent bien dans ce décor urbain.
siamesa (27461) 2012-02-22 17:29
Boa noite Serghei
Beautiful graphism of the lines in the street.
Excellent register and a beautiful photo.
baddori (19133) 2012-02-23 5:19
Per chi conosce Torino il centro è multietnico .
Bella foto con ambiente e colore .
cavli (1874) 2012-02-24 1:27
very nice light reflection you have here. very sharp and brillant image. very nice composition with a very good pov. well done.
Ricx (13489) 2012-02-24 9:38
hi Serge.. I love these street scenes. The tram lines creating nice patterns on the shining pebble road. Congrats
ChrisJ (91286) 2012-02-24 10:28
Excellent graphism with good sharpness & colour. Nice textural details in the fg street & the people rushing animate the scene. Superb tonal range & realistic colours. Have a great weekend. Spasibo!
raszid62 (18583) 2012-02-24 15:50
Я люблю узкие улицы итальянских. Это хорошо показано в клубок трамвайные рельсы и темные силуэты людей спешат ДОКАС. Совершенно верно, естественные цвета и идеальной резкости.
ikeharel (44023) 2012-02-25 0:57
The silhouette of the passing pedestrians in fantastic on the BG of the street, with the statue on far.
I'd lower the backlight-effect(as I did in photoscape), that revealed more elements on the place, mainly the building facade.
I saw what you had in mind when taking this.
Enjoy a nice weekend.
bayno (18334) 2012-02-26 3:32
I like your shot, the binary is always a great theme, I like their curves, the scene is animated by people attrravers the road, good management of light,
have a good sunday,
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-02-26 22:34
Morning Serghei, Love the tram lines and paving in this one, the light adds a great mood with people bustle away getting home before dark, Well done, Trust you are well and it is getting warmer over their. Cheers Iain.
Graal (92166) 2012-02-28 0:08
It's nice, Serghei. Fine mood in this picture. I like the contrast also. Good photowork from Torino.
Have a nice day.
RGatward (20050) 2012-03-14 15:58
Very nice light here, and I like the way the tram lines make a pattern in the road, in quite an unusual arrangement.
aliabazari (10282) 2012-03-19 11:11
A good moment to capture the scene. Beautiful picture of life is lovely.
Sorry. Instead of including the Turkmen, Turkmen mother, I got that correct.
Thanks for the reminder of your
Alfoja (672) 2012-03-21 6:12
I was in turin few days ago and I took a picture exactly in the same place.
You can see it here
macjake (45588) 2012-04-06 10:15
this is one of those photo's where i should learn to take more often :)
I enjoy these busy street style scenes.
Its great to see all the subjects in the frame, lots to keep the eye busy.
jmdias (48351) 2012-04-20 2:50
beautiful job with the light, the texture of the ground and the lines of the tram created a marvelous graphic effect. I liked this vertical framing catching the monument ahead but I guess another version, only with people and the foreground, would be interesting too. nice job.
- Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) (33133)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-22 3:09