Arquivo da tag: rio de janeiro

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, […]

COSME, DAMIÃO E QUEM?

Olá, leitores! Outro dia, em minhas andanças fotográficas à procura de alguma nova decoração de fachada para meus arquivos, descobri no bairro do Catete, para minha felicidade, um pequenino ornamento para lá de interessante. Repousa a pequena escultura em argamassa no interior do frontão de um sobrado novecentista da Rua Tavares Bastos, número 10, hoje […]

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 […]

O RIO DE TODOS OS SANTOS: SÃO MARCOS

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 […]

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 […]