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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 […]


Hi, folks! I have recently written about the presence of egyptian ornamentation in Rio. One of the buildings pictured there was 116 Ouvidor Street, “corner of Ourives”, as it was then known, and meaning nowadays nothing but “corner of Miguel Couto”, since part of what is left of the Ourives Street after the opening of […]