Wednesday, January 18, 2017

before the Flood

Anhangabau Vallye in the 1950s.

post-modern Sao Paulo...

blogger Lulu Pavone & a post-modern Ruy Barbosa... 29 October 2014. 

Rua Barão de Itapetininga

Ever since São Paulo's so-called 'Old Centre' (in and around Praça da Sé) moved over to this side the Anhangabaú's Valley and became known as 'New Centre' - Rua Barão de Itapetininga was the most natural candidate to become New Centre's main throughfare. Maybe because 'Barão' is the 'continuation' of Viaducto do Chá, the chief link between the 'Old' and 'New' centres.

Rua Barão de Itapetininga was chosen by the richest business to have their shops there. So one could easily say 'Barão' was Sao Paulo's Carnaby Street

1970 at Rua Barão de Itapetininga. See Confeitaria Vienense on the left-hand side.
Rua Barão de Itapetininga in 1966
Cine Barão opened its doors in March 1962
Rua Barão in the 1950s... it had tram-car rails laid on its bed...
Rua Nova Barão, opened to the public in 1962.
Cine Barão on the right circa 1963 (?).

Praça Julio Mesquita

a little further away from Praça Julio Mesquita at Christmas 1958.

Friday, January 13, 2017

1971 - 1972

Rua do Seminário, looking up to Santa Efigenia's church... 1971. 
Largo da Polvora in 1970, according to Arquivo do Estado's archives.
Avenida da Liberdade looking towards Praça João Mendes in 1970. 
Viaduct Dona Paulina corner Av. Brigadeiro Luiz Antonio, near twilight in 1972.


Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, rua Martiniano de Carvalho, 114.
Nossa Senhora da Penha. 
Nossa Senhora de Fatima. 
Saint Anthony's at Praça do Patriarca.
Santo Antonio himself holding Baby Jesus... 

Cine Santa Helena demolished in 1971

'O vingador mascarado' seems a proper title to the demise of Cine Santa Helena.
part of the lobby of Cine Santa Helena just before being demolished... 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Theatro Municipal

just behind Theatro Municipal there was Piter that sold men's clothing... 

Associação Auxiliadora das Classes Laboriosas

Assistant Association of the Labouring Classes was a association found on 31st May 1891 to help Portuguese workers and their families who had migrated recently to São Paulo. This is what remains of its building after a big fire that almost destroyed it completely in 2008. The remains of the great Art-Deco building stills stands on Rua Roberto Simonsen, 82.  Read more at Wikipedia:

Rua Roberto Simonsen, 82.