Turin’s past and wars
Spring 2010, I was out enjoying the first hot and pleasing sun of spring and I got the chance to get pictures of some really interesting statues around the historical center of Turin.
The most interesting one is the monument to a horse dying during the famous battle of Novara during Italy’s first independence war. The knight was Ferdinando di Savoia the brother of the King.
The pictures of the tension and suffering of the horse are really interesting such as the strange body position, unique of this kind.
In 1848 revolutionary riots broke out in numerous places of Italy, as well in many other parts of Europe. The Kingdom of Piedmont (and Sardinia) decided to exploit the apparently favorable moment, and declared war on Austria, in alliance with the Papal States and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and attacked the weakened Austria in her Italian possessions.
The Piedmontese army was composed of two corps and a reserve division, for a total of 12,000 troops. Artillery and cavalry were the best units. Lasting the whole day of 22 March 1849 and ending at dawn on 23 March the battle in Novara resulted in a severe defeat and retreat of the Piedmontese (Sardinia) army.
The other photos are related to the monument dedicated to Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of the Abruzzi, it was an Italian prince, mountaineer and explorer. He is known for his Arctic explorations and for his mountaineering expeditions, particularly to Mount Saint Elias and K2. He also served as an Italian admiral during World War I.
- the images have been realized using a digital SLR Canon 450D, wait to load completely the page before click on the photos, be aware that it can take several seconds -
- Turin pictures / Piedmont / Italy – portfolio © www.artphotoasia.net -