Arquivo da tag: building

Long live the Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July is the day in which the United States of America commemorates its independence. In 1776, July 4th, the Second Continental Congress ratified the “unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States”. In this document, the so-called Thirteen Colonies officially declared their total disconnection from the British Crown, putting an end to a […]

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, […]

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 […]

JOAQUIM´S PALACES

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 […]

THE HEYDENREICH BUILDING, PART 1

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 […]

A CARMELITE BAS-RELIEF AT PRIMEIRO DE MARÇO STREET

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 […]

A BAS-RELIEF FROM TIJUCA

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 […]

NAVAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

15, DOM MANUEL STREET FORMER NAVAL CLUB, DESIGNED BY FRANCISCO CORREIA CÂMARA, 1898 C. PRESENTLY NAVAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM UNKNOWN AUTHOR | MORTAR BAS-RELIEFS, 1900 C. Built to be the headquarters of the Naval Club, the external decoration here alludes, mainly, to the many navigation instruments that have helped men to conquer the sea throughout the […]