View from the Church Steps - Turin.
Lost Images of Turin, Italy
I made my first trip to Turin, Italy in August of 2010. I was simply blown away by the architectural influence of the French Savoy family. However, like most of Italy in August, the city was practically deserted. The empty streets along with the general resignation on the faces of the locals, during this holiday month, gave one of Europe's richest cities an eerie and sickly feel.
I love the ghostly light emanating from the center tunnel in this image. This one ray of sunshine seemed to encapsulate the spirit of this very challenging summer in Italy.
The glassy reflections of life along the Po river made me feel the urge to drink lots of champagne. (which we did)
Even though I enjoy my theatrical edits, I am always up for a portrait of life. This musician was sweating in the heat, no one was tipping, and his look of exhaustion suggested this might be his last August performing in Italy. The reflections of tourists in the window only offered him brief hope for some change, which he would not get.
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