Turin’s statues of rivers Po and Dora
It was a beautiful day, so I decided to go to photograph Piazza C.L.N. in Turin, once called by my ancestors Piazza delle Chiese.
The current name comes from the National Liberation Committee, formed in Italy by the end of fascism.
I do not live far away and I promised myself to do these shots, just found the time.
Once in Piazza C.L.N. I realized that the problems were two: the people who always sits on the edge of the fountains, and the light, that I wanted homogeneous and similar for both statues.
This last one was not an easy issue because, depending on the position of the sun, the shade of adjacent buildings projects on one or the other statue or part of them.
I had to go back on the spot a couple of times.
The two statues of Piazza C.L.N. represent the allegory of the two main rivers in Turin: the Po and the Dora Riparia, the man and the woman.
The two statues, much loved by the people of Turin, are two admirable work of the sculptor Umberto Baglioni, built in 1937.
The appearance of the streets today in fact it is due to the restructuring project of 1937, concerning the second part of Via Roma.
According to the original plan was to accommodate the square other two statues one the Duce and the other the King
During the German occupation in World War II, the square was unluckily notorious for housing the Gestapo headquarters, located at the Albergo Nazionale, now closed and on a property redevelopment project.
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