Friday, April 20, 2007


Today's Photo Friday theme is "The Country"
São Paulo is my city, is my country.

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Copan Building (Edifício Copan) is on its own an important tourist attraction and one of the city's most famous postcards. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, it is the city's largest armed concrete structure. It has 6 blocks with 1160 apartments and a mini-mall at the ground floor. About five thousand people living in this building.

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Former Light Building

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Tea Viaduct and Municipal Theatre. (Viaduto do Chá e Teatro Municipal) The first viaduct built in São Paulo, it was named Tea Viaduct because it was near a large tea crop. Built with metal structure brought from Germany, a great party was held in its opening, in 1892. It links Rua Direita (old downtown) with Rua do Chá, now Rua Barão de Itapetininga (new downtown).

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Anhangabaú Valley (Vale do Anhangabaú) is between downtown's two main viaducts: Viaduto do Chá and Viaduto Santa Efigênia.

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Municipal Theatre (Teatro Municipal) The theater was built in 1903, when the coffee boom was at its peak and São Paulo at its most confident and inaugurated in 1911.

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City Hall (Prefeitura Municipal)

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Panoramic view from the top of Italia Building

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View from the top of Banespa Bank Building

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General Carneiro Street

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Ipiranga Avenue

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Republic Square

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Garden of Luz Railway Station (Jardim da Luz)

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Square of Sé (Praça da Sé) The city's Marco Zero ("zero milestone") is located at Praça da Sé, indicating the directions of the states that share boundaries with São Paulo and from where the distance of any point in the state starts being counted. Catedral Metropolitana da Sé (Sé Metropolitan Cathedral) is located there. The square has a gothic style, started being built in 1913 and it was completed only four decades later.

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Sé Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana da Sé)

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The Pátio do Colégio marks the place where the city of São Paulo was founded.

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Barão de Itapetininga Street

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São Luis Avenue

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Conjunto Nacional Building at Paulista Avenue

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Conjunto Nacional Building view from Alameda Santos

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Augusta Street

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Paulista Avenue Brazil’s best-known business area.

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Paulista Avenue with Augusta Street

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Near the Barra Funda Terminal at São Paulo's West Side

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View to buildings behind to the Clube Pinheiros, at South Side of the city.

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Faria Lima Avenue is home to many of the headquarters of foreign investment banks.

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Dacon Building at Faria Lima Avenue

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Cidade Jardim Avenue and Faria Lima Avenue. Photo taken from the top of Dacon's Building.

Photos taken by Carlos Mascaro

You can see another photos of São Paulo here and here.


Val said...

Such a big city! The Municipal Theatre looks similar to many buildings here in Melbourne, especially my beloved State Library.

Meow said...

I've said it before, Sonia, but you really do live in a beautiful part of the world.
I agree with Val, about the similarity of some of the buildings to Melbourne.
Hope you are well.
Take care, Meow

Cris said...

Sonia, o centro velho de São Paulo me fascina. Não sou paulistana, mas passava todas as férias na adolescência aí e andava muito por todos os cantos, obrigada por nos presentear com estas fotos. Bjs!

Beader Girl said...

Wow! I am amazed at how many skyscrapers you have in Sao Paulo. Thanks for the travelogue!

Jôka P. said...

Sonia, só assim vejo S. Paulo, onde estive por duas vezes e fiquei no máximo algumas horas.
Dizem que os paulistas quando têm uma oportunidade, um feriado, vêm logo pro Rio, mas que o contrário raramente ocorre com cariocas, porquê ?

Sonia said...

Jôka, porque o Rio é uma Cidade Maravilhosa!

kenju said...

I love all your photos, Sonia, but the ones of Sao Paulo always amaze me! It is so big! That cathedral is wonderful to look at, and I would surely like to see it all in person someday.

Susie said...

I feel like I've just been on a wonderful tour of your city, with you as my tourguide!
You have so many tall buildings, yet lots of beautiful older buildings as well.
Lovely photos!!

Mary said...

Sonia, I'm late with my blog reading and I'm sorry I missed this! Sao Paulo is GRAND!

These photos are extraordinarily beautiful!

The homeless man on the bench touched me.

The high-rises are awesome.

The two twin highrises with the reflection of white puffy clouds are excellent.

Thank you for the tour of your home city. Fabulous. It's very large!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Such an amazingly big big city, Sonia...And when you see the view---I cannot get over the density of buildings...!
I Love that first picture of the HUGE Apartment Building. The shape is so Artful...And that small red building with a name running down the that a Theatre? Whatever it is, it has such a wonderful feel to it...Different than all the rest.
As always Sonia, you give us such a feast! Tell your husband his pictures are WONDERFUL!

PJ said...

I will be showing my son these pictures soon ;)

Peter said...

Hi Sonia, beautiful photos of a beautiful city.
On a recent visit to peters_pictures you mentioned that you had been unable to collect photos together as in my collage,
I had meant to get back to you earlier about this, it was all done through the magic of a free program, Picassa, one of the many god features of this program is the ability to create these collages at the click of a button, I recommend it strongly.

Deana said...

I cannot begin to imagine what it is like living is such a big sprawling city! Goodness....I wouldn't be able to even get around. I'm afraid I have to stick to the rural areas! But it is very beautiful and I enjoy the pictures.

sugarcreekfarm said...

Such a beautiful city!

cristina said...

Uma cidade maravilhoso.Soberbo reportagem!

Connie said...

Really some nice photos. Your city looks very busy.

Take care,

Sonia said...

Thanks so much to all of you for the visit and nice compliments about my husband's pictures and about São Paulo!

Naomi, the small red building with a name running down the side is a Pizza Restaurant. And Piolin is the name of a very known clown that worked in a circus in São Paulo.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Yes, Sonia...I do like Scriabin...!

I love how your pictures look, my dear...And I understand your need to change your template. I am AMAZED and in AWE that you know how to do that...! Bravo to you!
AND: I laughed when I read that the Red Building is a Pizza Place...It looks like the buildings here that have small theatres in them...Is the Pizza good? (LOL)

Rachel said...

Wow Sonia, what a big city you live in!! Those pictures are so good though, and Carlos is a very good photographer!! All those neat buildings and the people and the colors. Just awesome!! Thanks Sonia!

Geraldo said...

I use to say São Paulo is the largest unknown city in the world. Thanks for making it better known, and congratulations to your husband for such beautiful pictures!
As a trivia fact, just read today that the city has 4,600 bakeries. I wonder how many pizza places, probably not very far behind... (For those who don't know, pizza is almost a religion here...)

Connie Peterson said...

I have finally made it here to see the lovely city you call home. Although I do not like living in cities, I love visiting. Yours is beautiful and would be a nice place to visit.

Thank you for all the lovely pictures --- you are doing a great job in posting them (and mine are nearly all back up!) ....


Eduardo P.L. said...

Sonia, parabéns pelo premio.Ficou muito bom o filme com as fotos do Carlos.E curiosa coencidencia a história do seu trabalho com idosos. Nesta vida nada é por acaso. Tudo tem um sentido no fim! De um abraço no autor das fotos! Bjs

Kerri said...

Yours is a very lovely city (and big!) Sonia and your husbands photos are marvelous! Thanks for sharing these views.
The golden trumpet tree below is magnificent. So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hola Sonia, desde Chile un saludo para ti y tu blog muy bueno y con fotos excelentes de muy buen sentido turistico.Estuve recién en Sao Paulo y de verdad es una ciudad muy grande con muchas atracciones.
Cual es tu mail? para contarte otras que me pasaron allá.
Jorge Morales, Quilpué, Chile

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