“balanced”~ PhotoHunt

With the 2010 Winter Olympics fast approaching, I thought I would add an Olympic twist to my PhotoHunt post this week.

I took this photo of the balanced skier along with a few more photos below in Piazza Solferino in July 2006 while visiting Torino, Italy, a few months after the February 2006 Winter Olympics.


A beautiful fountain with sculptures balanced on platforms.


Another view of the balanced sculptures by the fountain.


Two more figures representing some of the Winter Olympic sports. Various sports figures surrounded Piazza Solferino.


There are two atriums in Piazza Solferino. The atrium I visited was called
Atrium 2006.


Atrium 2006 housed images, films, and other information about the 2006 Winter Olympic games held in Torino. It was fascinating to explore, especially after watching many of the events on TV a few months earlier.


Piazza Solferino was not the only area showcasing the 2006 Winter Olympics. This symbol of the Torino Olympics was located just outside the train station


I also discovered the BC Canada House, located in Piazzale Valdo Fusi right behind the Hotel Victoria where I stayed. The BC Canada House was left to the City of Torino as a gift and legacy from the Province of British Columbia to the people of Torino and Italy.


I can’t believe it has been almost 4 years since I visited this wonderful city.

16 thoughts on ““balanced”~ PhotoHunt

  1. Hi Girasoli, great collection of photos and a great take on this week’s theme. I am a huge fan of the olypmics too. You were so lucky to visit Torino shortly after they took place there. Maybe one day I will get to see these. The BC Canada House is really beautiful.
    Have a great weekend!


  2. Candi, thanks :)
    Kathy, thanks! I was so excited to be in Torino after the Olympics were held there. It was really interesting seeing the BC Canada house in Torino. I would have loved to have gone inside, but unfortunately it was closed when I was there.
    Carver, glad you enjoyed them. I was really surprised at how beautiful Torino was.


  3. HA! I had a hard time coming up with one – you have quite a few that are great representations for this week’s theme. Italians have such style! Love the Olympic figures! Doesn’t seem possible 4 yrs have already passed. m


  4. Wow a wonderful take on the theme. In two year’s time I will be caught up in Olympic fever too – when the Summer Olympics are held less than 10 miles from my home. Have a great weekend


  5. thank you for all these wonderful photos. Never been to Torino so this was an extra treat to see the fountains and all the Olympic exhibits.


  6. We went to Piazza Solferino to visit the atrium when we were in Torino but it was all closed down and empty . . . sigh!
    Lots of balance in your pictures this week – well chosen for the theme.


  7. Great job on the theme. I don’t think I’ll ever forget having the Olympics close to my home, when they were in Salt Lake City. There, of course are still many reminders of that around. I always enjoy getting around and seeing the different views of this weeks theme. Yours is cool!
    Drop by and check mine here.


  8. Some great photos – love those sculptures! I keep forgetting that the Winter Olympics are coming up. Seems like they just happened (time is flying by).
    Hope you’re having a nice weekend!


  9. menehune, I think this has been the fastest 4 years ever!
    jams, thanks! Lucky you to be so close to the 2012 Summer Olympics.
    Barb, you’re welcome. I was surprised at how much I loved Torino. I hope you get to go there someday. I think you would enjoy it also.
    Susanne, thanks!
    Jerry, I guess the exhibition must have been taken down after a while. I always wondered how long it would be there. Too bad you missed it.
    sandra, oh, you must go there some day.
    Bull Rhino, thanks! Interesting that there are still reminders of the Olympics in Salt Lake. I have never been.
    Annie, I love the sculptures also. I wish I took more photos of them. Time sure has been flying by quickly lately.
    nancy, I loved reading your blog posts about your recent visit to Torino. I really do want to return there again.


  10. Palma, sorry so late in replying. We certainly do seem to just miss each other on all our Italy trips. I am looking forward to finally meeting you in person in San Diego!!


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