The beautiful Casa de Vidro, a 1951 modernist masterpiece in Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil. It was the home of the architect Lina Bo Bardi, who also built São Paulo’s astonishing MASP art museum, and conjured SESC Pompeia from a former factory.
I’ve written about the Casa de Vidro in our English-language blog at Folha de S.Paulo this week - Concrete and jungle: São Paulo’s Glass House.
Beco do Batman (‘Batman alley’), in Vila Madalena, São Paulo. By Clairex on Flickr.
Alameda Franca – the entrance to my apartment building, São Paulo, Brazil. By Clairex on Flickr.
Foxhole. My reading chair, by Clairex on Flickr.
Picinguaba, in Ubatuba, Brazil, by Clairex on Flickr.
Under the pavement, the trees. São Paulo’s trees don’t care, they just smash up the pavements all over town with their insistent, silent, neverending T’ai chi ch’uan power.
Vila Madalena, this morning.
Aconcagua, a neighbourhood restaurant in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
Vai-Vai samba school preparations, São Paulo, by Clairex on Flickr.
A figure from one of the floats from a previous year, stored round the back of the warehouse belonging to the samba school Vai-Vai, from São Paulo, Brazil. Another view,
Vai-Vai samba school preparations, São Paulo Carnival 2013, by Clairex on Flickr.
A figure from one of the floats from a previous year, round the back of the warehouse belonging to the samba school Vai-Vai, from São Paulo, Brazil. Another view.
Posto 11, Rio de Janeiro, last day of Carnival 2013.
Unintentional nice photo. Kids, rain, crazy paving at the Vale de Anhangabaú, São Paulo, yesterday during the Criolo and Emicida free concert for the city’s 459th birthday.
Street art, Buenos Aires, Argentina. On the corner of Avenida Independencia, by Clairex on Flickr.
A Palermo street, Buenos Aires, by Clairex on Flickr.
Quetzalcoatl, at the Museu Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City, by Clairex on Flickr.
Mais Amor Por Favor – More Love Please
Heading home tonight after the amazing Existe Amor em SP festival, in São Paulo’s Praça Roosevelt, now widely known as the Praça Rosa. With live shows by Criolo, Gaby Amarantos, Emicida, Karina Buhr, and special appearances by thousands of smiling people.
See the live streaming still on here, and see tons of photos here. And keep a lookout for the tag, #ExisteAmoreemSP, a play on the beautiful song by Criolo, Não Existe Amore em SP (‘Love doesn’t exist in SP’).