Where to find art nouveau in Turin

Where to find art nouveau in Turin

Once Upon a Time in Italy

The allure of Turin is its style. The city is not flashy or showy, but elegant while never being overbearing, grand but not intimidating. It’s a city of 2.2 million inhabitants, but if you walk through it at 3 pm on a Wednesday afternoon, it will feel as quiet as my hometown of 4,000.

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Ommming Your way into your Highest Alignment with Tawnya Love

Tawnya Love's Mindfulness Mastery Blog

Day 110 of 365 Days of Mindfulness

By Tawnya Love

March 1st, 2018

Blessings Beloved Soul Family,

Happy March everyone!!! It’s going to be my Birthday on Saturday March 3rd. I Love Celebrating my Birthday WHOOO HOOO it’s so close.

Today’s Mindfulness tool is Simple, Fun & Powerful. Today I invite You to join me in Chanting the Powerful Vibration of Om.

According to many Eastern Spiritual practices Om is the universal sound of creation. Om has always and will always be. I personally enjoy chanting Om often, I’ve chanted in my bubble bath. Chanted in my car while driving. You can chant just about anywhere and it’s a quick Vibrational Revamp that you will instantly feel within your body and mind.

I Love chanting in the bath tub, I lay with my ears in the water and chant. It’s so calming to my mind, I joke with my Yoga…

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Physical Evidence of the Supernatural?

Physical Evidence of the Supernatural?

Satori Shifts

It all started on Halloween of all days. A group photo with some of my main gal pals in my first semester of my Erasmus university exchange. We went for the most generic black cat look out of sheer laziness. I had decided to break the simple, all black rule by adding silver glitter all around my shoulders and chest.
Way to go Tori, why couldn’t you stick to the memo?!
However, the bigger problem was, I hadn’t added glitter to my top. Without the flash of my iPhone camera, no glitter could be seen. I shrugged it off and just assumed it was tiny remnants caught in the material from a previous party perhaps.

Over the next couple of months, every so often these remarkable sparkles would re-appear around my neck and chest in photos with other people taken in a dark setting at night which I continually overlooked…

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Palermo and the Norman Arab splendor

Palermo and the Norman Arab splendor

Palermo is a city of great charm. Splendid under the sun of the south, lively, chaotic, bright on the Tyrrhenian Sea, protected by Mount Pellegrino and around the lush Golden Conca, a valley of orange trees that color the earth. A city to visit and discover, beautiful especially in the middle of the seasons, when the weather is mild and the lighter light enhances skyline and architecture.

In Palermo live the wonders of the Arab and Norman style and the liberty of downtown streets, theaters and gardens, the ancient gates and the markets where the salesmen’s voices resound. The first Greek and Roman city, then Arabian capital, rich in mosques and gardens, later conquered by Normans and Swabians, the old Panormus, a strategic place for merchandise and commerce, presents fascinating traces of a multiethnic past.

Palermo multicultural city

As well as for its gulf and the sea it overlooks, fascinates for Norman and Baroque monuments, lush gardens and gorgeous views. Over the centuries, it has been the subject of conquests that have characterized architecture and everyday life. The various influences are visible in the cathedral, a majestic building begun in the twelfth century and overhauled with an eighteenth-century dome and a medieval bell tower.

The Cathedral of Santa Rosalia

Born on a pre-existing basilica, converted into a mosque by the Arabs and then redone from the Normans to the Christian religion, the cathedral is embellished with twin walls, towers and gothic decorations, and houses the relics of Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of the city. There are also the tombs of the emperors, including Ruggero II and Federico II, a bearer of culture throughout Southern Italy. Near here is the Norman palace (also known as Royal Palace), originally an Arab building, which has always been the seat of power: it contains the Palatine chapel, one of the most remarkable monuments of the Norman period, rich in mosaics on a golden background of influence Byzantine churches, together with those of the church of Santa Maria dell’Amiraglio, represent art masterpieces that make Palermo a must-see destination.


An architectural mix of universal value

The elegant Martorana, with its high arcane bell tower, dates back to Norman times, while the monumental Pretoria fountain, which occupies almost the entire square of the same name, is Baroque. With the cathedrals of nearby Cefalù and Monreale, the Norman Arab Palermo was declared UNESCO World Heritage because it represents a material example of coexistence, interaction and interchange between different cultural components of historical and heterogeneous geographical origins
A mix that has created an original architectural and artistic style, of exceptional universal value, in which admiration, Byzantine, Islamic and Latin elements are admirably fused, resulting in unique combinations of unique artistic and extraordinarily unified values.

The charm of Vucciria

The road from cathedral to Martorana passes through Piazza Vigliena, known as the Four Songs, at the intersection of Via Maqueda and Vittorio Emanuele, decorated with statues and fountains of 1600. On Plaza Pretoria overlooks the palace of the Town Hall, 1643, with a splendid fountain of the sixteenth century consisting of 644 marble groups. It is in this area that the streets carry names in Italian, Arabic and Hebrew. From here it goes down to the sea, passing through Vuccirìa, the oldest and most animated market in the city, in Piazza San Domenico, where the church of the same name rises, among the most interesting baroque buildings of the city. Another religious building of the Norman era is the church dedicated to San Giovanni degli Eremiti, with oriental red domes, built in the twelfth century on the foundations of an ancient mosque.