Monday, June 8, 2009

Lights of Old Town



The Monumental Chandelier of the Lapa, work of the sculptor Rodolfo Bernardelli, was ordered by mayor Pereira Passos when the Ave Mem de Sá was opened. Situated in the Square of the Lapa, it was inaugurated in 1906, and it has more of 15m of height. Executed in bronze and granite, for the Brazilian Fusing from Iron and Bronze Kobler and Co., and it has figures of the Brazilian fauna, like snakes and dolphins.

O Lampadário Monumental da Lapa, obra do escultor Rodolfo Bernardelli, foi encomendado pelo prefeito Pereira Passo quando da abertura da Avenida Mem de Sá. Situado no Largo da Lapa, foi inaugurado em 1906, e tem mais de 15 metros de altura. Executado em bronze e granito, pela Fundição Brasileira de Ferro e Bronze Kobler e Cia., e tem figuras da fauna brasileira, como cobras e golfinhos.



Looking very closely, you see a nest of birds. Abandoned, may be...

Observando bem de perto, é possível ver um ninho de pássaro. Abandonado, talvez...








3 comments:

  1. Those birds sure know how to choose their real estate! Fantastic lamp!

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  2. Continues to show a different Rio de Janeiro. Nice blog. I will follow it. PC

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  3. Wow, those birds sure know how to take advantage of places. Beautiful photo.

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Here we are

Here we are

What time is it in Rio?

Compteur de visiteurs en lignes

What about the weather?

Who, where or when?

What?

We walk by the streets of our city and very often we don’t realize its images, which are there and which suddenly are not any more.

To photograph and glance is to guard images, impressions. It is also to re-discover the space where we live, our imaginary and scenario of our lives.

Our glance is not enough. It is necessary that others look what we see.

Andamos pelas ruas de nossa cidade e muitas vezes não percebemos suas imagens, que estão ali e que de repente não estão mais.

Fotografar e olhar é guardar imagens, impressões. É também redescobrir o espaço em que vivemos, nosso imaginário e cenário de nossas vidas.

Nosso olhar não basta. É preciso que outros olhem o que vemos.


Who see me?

To whom?

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