A Fitting Tribute

In a city where graffiti is EVERYWHERE…this truly seems like a PERFECT tribute to Brazil’s most famous artist Architect Oscar Niemeyer.  I did a post about him a week ago after we were in Niteroi to see his famous”UFO” and mentioned this tribute in Sao Paulo. I just had to do another post because we actually saw the HUGE graffiti on Paulista Avenue as well as saw a few more pieces of his work.

I was hoping we would have time to see a few more of his buildings and we did. At Ibirapuera Park there is an Auditorium for musical presentations. Every Friday & Saturday night there are shows and I would have loved to see one. I guess the acoustics inside the auditorium are amazing. I thought it was kinda cool because it looks like a red tongue sticking out.

The other Niemeyer works we saw were at the Latin America Memorial. The Latin America Memorial is a cultural, political and leisure complex. In the main square there is a large concrete sculpture also designed by Oscar Niemeyer representing an open hand in vertical position, with a map of Latin America painted in red. It is a symbol Of Latin America’s past oppression and its battles for freedom. The red map is a reminder of the blood from the sacrifices made.

As I mentioned, there is a lot of graffiti in Brazil cities. Sao Paulo, like Rio de Janeiro, is no different. We saw some very elaborate pieces.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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