Olá, amigos! No dia 25 de abril comemora-se o Dia de São Marcos – além do aniversário da minha querida primogênita, a Malu -, e portanto fazemos aqui uma singela homenagem a este santo que foi um dos quatro evangelistas, além de mostrar algumas invocações de sua imagem na cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Marcos […]

This is not a blog about History. This is a blog about Architecture, if anything. But there are moments in which History and Architecture mix up in a way that it gets impossible to mention one without referring to the other. That said, it is mandatory to remember the story of the construction of the […]

24 ALVARO ALVIM STREET HEYDENREICH BUILDING, DESIGNED IN 1926 C. UNKNOWN AUTHOR | MORTAR BAS-RELIEF | 1926 As the Patron of Merchants, the roman god Mercury – Hermes, for the greek -, is the absolute champion of uses in Rio façades. He is everywhere, from the small commerce of the nineteenth century still standing sobrados to the […]

Hi, folks! Lately I´ve been gathering the references to catholic saints that occur in some tile sets in some Rio´s North Zone residences – most of them owned by portuguese natives. I intend to publish them some day, when the “collection” increases. In the meantime, and due to the proximity of Saint George Day – […]

Olá, amigos! De uns tempos para cá venho catalogando as referências aos santos católicos nos conjuntos de azulejos de residências – de proprietários portugueses, na grande maioria dos casos – da Zona Norte Carioca. Em algum momento pretendo, quando a “coleção” aumentar, publicá-los aqui. Enquanto isso, e aproveitando a aproximação do dia 23 de abril […]

We should not confuse the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé with the Church of Venerável Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo, almost twinned side by side, with their main entrances facing Primeiro de Março Street. The first one, which has already been the Real Chapel, the Imperial Chapel […]

Today´s post registers the presence of a bas-relief located at the main façade of the Colégio Estadual Paulo de Frontin, whose new building was inaugurated on December 10th, 1929. Well preserved till then, the façade of Professional School Paulo de Frontin (Escola Profissional Paulo de Frontin) can be seen below, in a photo taken from […]