Copacabana, seen from Babilônia | Rio de Janeiro
"Until the Pereira Passos reforms, downtown Rio de Janeiro had been a heterogeneous jumble of commercial establishments […] along with residences running the social gamut from the poorest tenements (called cortiços, “honeycombs”) to the palatial homes of millionaires. […] The Cariocas, inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, moved out of the center of town in two directions. The impoverished denizens of the vanishing cortiços took shelter in the new hillside shantytowns called favelas scattered throughout the city on ground too steep for other constructions or else moved out along railroad lines to the North Zone. Meanwhile, the prosperous former inhabitants of the old downtown settled increasingly in the beachfront neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema in the South Zone, now connected to the city center by a recently excavated tunnel.” (Vianna, Hermano (1999): The Mystery of Samba. The University of North Carolina Press. P. 3f.; original italics)
Phoho.de now on Facebook!
Dear friends and followers,
my blog is now on Facebook!
Everything posted here will also appear on there, which means that you can now follow my photos on Facebook. I have also already uploaded 80+ of my favorite photos.
See you over there.
Abraços from Rio!