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Sometimes things just work. Grafitti, the wall surface, the weather, wear and tear... and what you have left is real work of art. For me this is a real piece of art.
I took this photo of the sprawling city of Mexico, covering a vast area including the valley and the slopes of the Sierra Madre mountains.
Here we can see, on the foreground, the Monument dedicated to General Simon Bolivar, "El Libertador" - The Liberator (1783-1830), the revolutionary leader responsible for the independence of five South American countries: Venezuela (its own native land), Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. The monument, a gift from Venezuela to Brazil, was inaugurated in 1981, at Juliano Moreira Square (district of Botafogo). On the background, we can see Rio Sul Tower, Rio's tallest building (162 meters high).
The Portuguese Library of Salvador was established in 1863, as a cultural association of the city's numerous Portuguese inmigrants. Its current headquarters, located at Piedade Square, were inaugurated in 1918, in a gorgeous "neomanuelino" building, consisting in one of the prettiest examples of this architectural style outside Portugal. This pic shows a detail of the main façade: the statues of Pedro Álvares Cabral, navigator who "discovered" Brazil, in 1500, and Luiz de Camões, the most important classical writer in Portuguese language.
After Cow Parade, there is Pig Parade in Stockholm. You can see pigs, piglets in many shop windows. As in my country, Hungary piglets are traditional symbols of New Year, for they bring you luck, I wish you a very happy New Year with this picture.
São Francisco de Assis Church (1774-1804), located in São João del-Rei, one of the XVIII Century's Minas Gerais State Gold Rush towns, is a baroque architecture jewel and stands as the city's number one landmark.
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