Sunday, 28 September 2014

Rua Santa Ifigenia, the gadget paradise of Sao Paulo

As I continued to roam the commercial area of downtown Sao paulo, I arrived at my destination, which was the Rua Santa Ifigenia a place that you must and will know if you want to buy something related with computers,audio,electricity or whatever you need, they will always send you to Santa Ifigenia.

Besides being very colourfully painted shops in a city that primes for its grey buildings, you will find all types of Chinese knock off gadgets or legit parts for any electronic or electrical device.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

From the Past - Puebla - Mexico

How bout some photos of the city of Puebla in Mexico. see the Pdf here

The Bikes at the rua Gral. Osorio in Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo can be your average industrial over populated city, a place where you only go if you need to. Now being there, there are some places where u can find nice photo opportunities. I had to go downtown to fetch some lighting components, and in passing we encountered the Gral. Osorio Street, where apparently you can get any motorcycle part or gear that is to be found in Brazil,
There´s plenty of shops with shady looking characters, one of those places that you should´nt go alone or flashing your camera around.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Our Lady of he Rosary of Fatima Church in Coitia, Sao Paulo

As I have already mentioned on a previous post, there´s a beautiful Gothic church that is being built in Coitia, Sao Paulo. The church of the Rosary of Our Lady of Fatima, that belongs to the catholic  congregation of the Heralds of the Gospel. I had the pleasure of covering the first mass of one of their newly ordained priests.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

From the Past - Colours of Mexico city

A selection of colourful places and peoples from Mexico City, see the PDF

The stainglass window factory

Arriving in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I had the chance to visit a stain glass window manufacturer, located in the outskirts of the city. There they make all the windows for several churches that are being built in the Sao Paulo area by the Heralds of the Gospel. These windows are all custom made using hand tools, using american and german colored glass.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

From Montevideo to Sao Paulo by Land - The feijoada

Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork, typically cooked in Brazil and considered a national dish, and served in lieu of a barbeque, when many people gather for a meal. It´s generally served with rice, mandioca Flour prepared as a dish called "Farofa", orange slices and Couve (Collard in English) which is a bitter green type of cabbage. The etiquette demands that you down a shot glass of Caipirinha (sugar cane eau de vie with lemon juice) to prepare the stomach for extra digestive action.      

Legend has it that the dish was invented by the slaves of the colonial era, and was made with the left over parts of pigs and cows. The stew contains pigs hoofs, ears and tails, most of the time boiled beyond recognition.