A walk in the parks

Lately I have been trying to re-descover Torino, and walk through its streets with different eyes. After a funny night walk to capture Christmas light installations, this time I spent a whole afternoon walking through its parks, alone with some good music and my camera.

Torino is a green city. It has some beautiful and quite big parks, especially along the river Po. You can walk for hours and even forget to be in a city, which makes it a lot more relaxing and pleasant.

That day the river was flowing slowly and peacefully, dictating the rhythm of my steps, and a timid winter sun played along with the water, the trees and the last remnants of snow.

I enjoyed my long promenade so much that I almost forgot to shoot. Sometimes it’s good to let your camera down, and just rest the eyes and mind. Yet, I took home some photograph of this not very much known side of Torino.

The Lonely Walkers photo project is slowly growing. It takes time and patience, as our cities unveil its secret sides only when our eyes are ready to see their beauties.


About Marta Favro

Full time employee in an online marketing agency, photographer and traveller (not necessary in that order). Graduated in English Literature. Passionate of long walks in the Nature, cats, books, music.
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27 Responses to A walk in the parks

  1. Such lovely images. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Diane Tucker says:

    Beautiful! You are really inspiring me to get out more with my camera and show how beautiful the nature and landscape is where I work. Thank you again. I wish sometime I could visit and see your city myself.
    Diane Tucker
    Hill-Stead Museum
    Farmington, CT USA

    • Marta Favro says:

      I am very happy that my photos inspired you to go around your sorroundings with you camera and portray the landscape. I am convinced that beauty is everywhere, and I am sure that the place where you live has charming spots awaiting to be photographed.
      Thank you for your comment, Diane.

  3. uribg says:

    Beautiful pictures. Love the intersection of city and nature.

  4. LynaTrina says:

    Reblogged this on Lyna Trina and commented:
    This is so peaceful! Walking around a beautiful place like this you must have been able to ease your mind! 🙂

    • Marta Favro says:

      I am very fond of walking. It really helps clear my thoughts, and eventually I always end up with some good shots! 🙂

  5. lrntn says:

    These are quiet and stunning photos

  6. This looks like one of those wonderfully relaxing and cleansing walks. Beautiful photos – I love the lighting and muted colors!

  7. Dave says:

    Great photos, I especially love the ones with the benches. Thanks for sharing.

  8. karcherry says:

    Gorgeous. I especially love the crooked tree in the thicket and the rooftop man echoing the street light.

  9. Jona Bering | Backpacking with a Book says:

    Silent images 🙂

  10. Writings of a Wanderer says:

    These are awesome! I love the simplicity yet they can tell such a story!

  11. thestm198 says:

    I love your nature shots ! In fact all your pics. They are definitely more than great !

  12. Marta Favro says:

    Thank you all very very much! 🙂

  13. Beautiful sensitive pictures.

  14. Loved the first with a ghost of a building in the background. Also, loved the second to last with the leaves huddling together in bunches on the steps, engaging in quiet conversation, hiding from the winter wind.

    • Marta Favro says:

      I love the first one too vey much, as more than seeing the building you have to imagine it. I love when photography hints and leaves more to the imagination than to the eyes. Thank you for your comment.

  15. Phenomenal imagery there! Keep it up!

  16. wilma88 says:

    I really like the pics and even more what you write about them! I don’t know Torino and I’ve always lived in the countryside, but when I visit a town I feel the need of something green. I remember feeling completely overwhelmed in Manhattan, it was simply too much to take in. After a couple of hours I went to Central Park and I felt peaceful again. I did a long slow walk looking at the different street artists and watching the colors of the trees and everything was right again.
    So I think I understand what you mean, and I really like your project! Keep sharing your lovely pics!

    • Marta Favro says:

      I live in the country too, and I have the imperious need to always find a green spot. Big cities suffocate me, and I like to explore the parks. I work in Torino and spend most of my time in the city, but fortunately it’s not a big one and has some pleasant parks where you can escape for a little while.
      Thank you for your lovely comment!

  17. You photos create a very beautiful mood, really enjoyed just sitting with them. Thanks

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