“Wandering in Turin, ending at the Skateplaza”July 19th, 2012 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
I’ve obviously been to Turin many times, but I never “explored” the city. This time I had some free time before the contest and I just started wandering around.
What I found in my opinion is an incredible city – totally different from the place I live even if it’s just 150 km far! – The buildings are majestic, huge spaces and endless squares ( in the one where the Street Challenge was held we have a bmx park, a free climbing area, a flying disc field, mtb tracks, and even more!)
…no to be mentioned my uneasiness being almost the only one not riding a fixed bike, but just walkin
I also found strange, unknown sign painted on the street…I never saw them in Genoa
After about an hour of walking, and spotting a couple of mindblowing book stores, I headed towards the Skate Plaza Valdo Fusi, where the “Cash For Tricks” event was attended.
Was pretty funny to walk the streets with the reflex on, I feel like an American tourist being in Italy for the first time, but, well, I can’t resist to take some shoots here and there
What can I say then about the skateplaza? I don’t know very well its history, I started hearing rumors about it in early 2010 but just by reading on the web, some people told me the project took years to be approved and then executed. However I can say the result is amazing. It’s a place where you can skate almost on everything…
…but still people can walk by or just chill.
There are many structures there, banks, hips, benches, rails, nothing too huge, I think the purpose was to make the spot skateable to anyone.
Too bad that day I took just some random shots, being that the real “Cash for Tricks” event was in concomitance of the bmx contest I had to attend. Anyway, I guess you got the point – what a sick location! -
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