Arquivo da tag: carioca

RIO OF ALL SAINTS: SAINT BARBARA

On December 4th the Christian communities of the world celebrate the Day of Saint Barbara, besides the birthday of my dear son João Paulo. Maybe the first thing that comes to the mind of a carioca when told about this martyr name is the long tunnel that links the neighborhoods of Catumbi and Laranjeiras, shorting […]

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 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 […]