Weekly Photo: Tappeto Volante, Piazza Palazzo di Città, Torino


Tappeto Volante Daniel Buren Luci d'artista Torino (2)

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These photos are of an art installation in Torino (Turin), Italy by artist Daniel Buren. It is called Tappeto Volante, which means “Flying Carpet,” and it is located in Piazza Palazzo di Città, which is the town hall square. At night, Daniel’s art lights up the square with a soft glow, as part of the luci d’artista events of Torino.

Tappeto Volante Daniel Buren Luci d'artista Torino (3)

Luci d’artista is a cultural event initiated by the city of Turin since 1998. Each year, around the Christmas holiday season (from Nov – Jan), the city is bathed in art installations revolving around a theme of light. Many of the city’s piazzas (squares), buildings, and streets are covered in lights, adding to the warm, festive feeling in the air.

These photos were taken by my friends and me during our Great Northern Italy Adventure, on December 26, 2012. If you think the photos are decent, then Paolo, Alessandra, or Joseph probably captured them; if you find them to be hideous and nauseating, then I might have taken that one 😉

Tappeto Volante Daniel Buren Luci d'artista Torino (4)

Tappeto Volante Daniel Buren Luci d'artista Torino (1)

Christian "Krzysiek" Eilers is a twenty-something who constantly likes to look up the next flight out of JFK. His life goal is to visit every country in the world; as a young adult working full-time, he often settles on visiting the near countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean, knocking these off the list as it is less of a financial strain than Europe or Asia. Caffeine is his vice, and if he doesn't have a coffee in his hands, then it's probably a green tea. A native of New York City, when he is not traveling, he can find an abundance of cultural influences right in his own city, enough to keep him satisfied until the next country's beckon cannot be ignored any longer. He holds a cigarette in one hand while monitoring his Fitbit's heart rate with the other.