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THE SACRED TEMPLE AND THE PROFANE HOUSE

Hi, folks! Today we stand at the São Francisco de Paula Square (Largo de São Francisco de Paula), former Pavuna Lagoon, which was stage to one the most delicious tales of the city chronicle, immortalized by some twentieth-century writers like Vivaldo Coaracy and Gastão Cruls. According to them, the Governor Gomes Freire de Andrade had […]

THE PORTUGUESE BRAZILIAN BENEFICENT ASSOCIATION

Hi, everyone! I write today about a building that was claiming attention for a long time, and whose rich decoration, as for shyness, was hidden in the chromatic sameness of its façade. To our surprise, the building has just gained a new vividly colored painting, especially in a predominant strong orange. It is the headquarters […]

RIO OF ALL SAINTS: SENHOR BOM JESUS DO CALVÁRIO DA VIA SACRA

Hi, folks! I´m not sure if I just missed the information about this building during the research that resulted in my book, O RIO QUE O RIO NÃO VÊ, published in 2012, or maybe if, like so many others, the ornate studied today was not in conditions to take part of the book, but the […]

PEDRO II SCHOOL

PEDRO II SCHOOL 68 TO 80, MARECHAL FLORIANO AVENUE, CENTRO Hi, folks! Today the blog honors the Brazilian second Emperor Pedro II, known to be a better governor than some that insist to govern us nowadays… Founded on December 2nd, 1837 – the Emperor´s 12th birthday – the Pedro II School, according to the Wikipedia, […]

PEDRO ERNESTO HOSPITAL, IN VILA ISABEL

77, 28 DE SETEMBRO BOULEVARD Pedro Ernesto University Hospital DESIGNED BY JACQUES EMILE PAUL PILON (FRANCE, 1905 – S. PAULO, 1962), 1950 C. Today we address the outstanding art déco façade of the Pedro Ernesto University Hospital – Pedro Ernesto, for the close ones, or HUPE, for those even closer. The architect Jacques Pilon is […]

THE GREEN MEN FROM RIO

On June 23rd, 2015 I wrote here about gargoyles.[1] The subject seemed so interesting that I decided to research a bit more. My main interest was the central gargoyle – a mist of a man, a bat and a frog – that decorates the façade of Castelinho Francês, in the neighborhood of Flamengo. I found […]

RIO OF ALL SAINTS: SAINT MARK THE EVANGELIST

Hi, everyone! On April 25th the Christianity celebrates the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist, and therefore we pay here a simple tribute to this saint, one of the four evangelists, besides showing some invocations of his image in the city. Mark – or John Mark, according to some authors – was born around 10 […]