Sunday, 22 May 2016

Turin and the Fiat


Are you fond of cars? I am not, unless I have a sentimental reason.
Last Sunday I went to the Mirafiori district of Turin to visit the Motor Village.


It is a Fiat showroom opened a few years ago.
I don't want to change my car at the moment but I had a certain interest in the place and besides, I thought to take photos there.


It is a beautiful, contemporary place full of photos of important events for the brand  and of cars ( Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, of course! )



There are funny drawings of the 500 car, a store where they sell advertising items and a delightful caffetteria with dehor.


Turin has always been, above all, the city of Fiat ( established here 
in 1916 ) and of its owners: Agnelli family.
and the showroom takes place in a part of the old industrial factory.
 from there my interest in the place


Pennypull


The weather was nice but not too hot and I could wear a long sleeve viscose dress.
( look carefully at the first photo: it has strategically placed colours for a thinner look!)


The bridge - Fratelli Rossetti


I had my white bag with me.


The story of Fiat is strictly linked to the story of the city and in some ways, to my
life ...

29 comments:

  1. Seguro que la exposición fue muy interesante!! Llevabas un vestido muy bonito y cómodo!!

    el blog de renée

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    1. Hi, Maribel! I am glad that you like the dress. Yes, it is very comfortable!

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  2. I am not really into cars, but those photos are great. I also learned something as I didn't know Turin was the city of Fiat! We have a Fiat showroom at the end of our street, isn't that funny? I love the dress you are wearing. xxx

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    1. During the XX century Fiat played a very important role in the developement of the city. I can't imagine Turin without the Fiat car factory ...

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  3. I'm not a car girl either, but if it's part of your upbringing, I could see how it'd be of interest!
    Your dress is wonderful!!
    I'm surprised they allow dogs in the showroom---or did you get special priveleges?
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I asked if I could bring with me my dog in my arms and a smiling girl said that there were no reasons for keeping him in my arms... in the showroom there were no restrictions...that is what I call a charming place!

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  4. I am a bit of a car girl and fortunately I chose the right car (Alpha Romeo MiTo) haha.
    You told me the story. Looks like a nice place. Clever to take photos there: light and dry. Your dress is gorgeous. I would have bought it too. Just think if I stood next to you wearing my yellow/black/white dress !!
    Greetje

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    1. The right car indeed!!
      Yes, the place turned out to be an interesting background for the photos and perfectly lighted!!

      Your words have made me think of the day when we took photos wearing the same dress at the MM outlet...it was funny!

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    2. I forgot...yes, Mi stands for Mirafiori and To stands for Torino (which in English is Turin)!

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    3. Thanks for the MiTo explanation. Never knew that. And I remember the same dress shot in the MM outlet haha.

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  5. Very cool post! And I definitely did notice how flattering the architecture of your dress is! Fabulous!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. ...It's a smart dress, isn't it?

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  6. A mystery then, I wonder at the connection, but I love the car, and your outfit is fabulous. Racing stripes are such fun! Love the photo of you sitting down and in reflection, square seats before you and behind!
    Great shoot!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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  7. Not really a mistery, but many facts and events ...for istance, I remember when in the 80s the worker went on strike for about a month and I heard the news on tv in the evening or when Mr. Giovanni Agnelli was partecipating in some event ... he was an icon of style and elegance ...

    The place turned out to be very nice in photos!!

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    1. yes, it did, Funny, how that works. Sometimes it looks like a good background, but until you see it, it is hard to know. Fabulous!
      xx, Elle

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  8. I love the dress! You are beautiful! Fabulous shoes & bag, too!

    And you found the perfect backdrop for your photos!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  9. A very interesting post my dear Dan! You look beautiful in your color blocked dress. I like the photo with your purse and one of your shoes, so artistic!

    We had a FIAT in the 70s. I liked that little red car. Fabbrica Italiana Automobile Torino. I know a little about cars because my boys and my daughter have always taken interest in them. I even have a miniature toy car collection.

    I enjoy going to car shows and have shown a few on my blog (take a peek on my link). I still have photos to post from the Porsche and Mercedes and BMW museums when I visited Germany. We went to a classic car show on the weekend and I will include a photo in an upcoming post.

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/cruisin-on-king-street-classic-car-show/

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    1. Even if I have learned to take better photos recently, I have to confess that ... I have often got beautiful photos only by chance!!

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  10. A beautiful dress, I love the color combination.

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    1. Yes it is, and very colourful!

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  11. Great photos, so creative! I love the dress too, I've noticed quite a few in that style lately where colors are strategically placed to create various optical illusions. I never realized that Fiat started in Turin!

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    1. My husband ( and I too ) are getting better and better photos...if it is not by chance, well, then our tecnique is improving!! Hooray! :-)

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  12. Sei stupenda nel tuo abito a fashioni e nel bel mezzo del Mirafiori Motor village, Torino è la mia città e questi sono posti che conosco molto bene.
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    1. Ciao e grazie per il tuo commento Babaluccia!!
      Saro' presto tra i tuoi followers ...

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  13. What a cool place and a great place to take photos! I think those Fiat cars are so cute! Love your gorgeous dress! Looks fantastic on you! Your dog is adorable!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/Blog/default.cfm

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  14. Grazie sono tua follower GFC N.69
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