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Postcards from São Paulo

  • July 23rd, 2014 | Travels

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    Gary from our Boston shop just returned from São Paulo, where he took in the sights and World Cup action. He shared some of his snapshots with us:

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    Traveling to São Paulo allowed me to experience football in a way I never thought I would ever imagine. The sport is imbedded in every citizen of Brazil, and being there to watch the World Cup was an opportunity I will never forget. Here is a photo during the Argentina vs. Switzerland game at the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo.

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    Here are some photos showing the roots of football in Brazil at the Museu do Futebol, located at São Paulo’s oldest stadium, Estádio do Pacaembu.

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    This was taken inside the Instituto Tomie Ohtake during the Yayoi Kusama retrospect titled Obsessão Infinita. This exhibit was one of Kusama’s Infinity Rooms. This was titled Fireflies on the Water. One of my favorite exhibits I have seen in while.
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    Art is as important as football in São Paulo, especially graffiti. The form of street art known here is called Pixação, which was made famous by street slogan writers in the 50′s.  Here is a photo of the well known Beco Do Batman in Vila Madalena.

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    I took this walking down the street in Vila Madalena. This is on the side of the well known restaurant/luxury bodega Amuse Food Store.
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    It was hard not to stop to take this photo — everywhere you looked there was more street art to explore.

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    The last VW Bus to be produced rolled off the line in São Paulo on December 31st, 2013 (and the first in 1953). The city is filled with these iconic buses and they are now being collected, as the demand for them outside of Brazil is still very strong.

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    Sao Paulo’s vintage markets were a beautiful way to spend a few hours. This was one of my favorite booths in a small square in the region called Pinheiros.

    Many thanks to Gary! You can see more from our travels here.

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