Arquivo da tag: sobrado

116, OUVIDOR STREET

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 […]

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 […]

O RIO DE TODOS OS SANTOS: SENHOR BOM JESUS DO CALVÁRIO DA VIA SACRA

Olá, amigos! Não sei se “comi mosca” quando da pesquisa para a realização do meu livro, O RIO QUE O RIO NÃO VÊ, lançado em 2012, ou se, como tantos outros, o ornamento de que tratamos hoje não estivesse em condições apresentáveis para fazer parte da publicação, mas o fato é que o sobrado de […]

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 […]

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 […]

WELCOME TO EGYPT

Dear readers, Hi! It is true that Rio is not Egypt. Some would say unfortunately, but this is because they don´t live in Egypt… I caught myself the other day thinking about the numerous references in Rio architecture concerning the human civilization that has impressed specialists so much over time – and continues to do […]