Friday, March 28, 2008

Insperation Flows from Fountains

Parco Del Valentino surrounds the Castle Valentino and was once the private stomping grounds for the royals. The park has many notable and pretty fountains and statues such as the Fontana dei Dodici Mesi (fountain of the 12 months) at its southern end, designed by Carlo Ceppi for the exposition of 1898. It's vast and loud with water roaring with power threw at a fast pace. But it is also beautiful and delicate with the statues showing signs of age and wear. It was built in 1898 and just one year later, in 1899, the FIAT Company, so synonymous with Torino and its modern day wealth and success, was started in the building directly next to the fountain. I can’t help but see that this enduring monument might have had something to do with the great inspiration of one of Torino's oldest company's....

well, it could have happened....




1 comment:

luckyman said...

Hello sexy writer.. I have been checking this blog in the past 3 days but... no news... what's going on?? Anything so special in Torino recently???
Hope I can see some news this afternoon... bye bye sexy viaggiatrice