Anhangabau Vallye in the 1950s.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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 (?).
Posted by Lulu Pavone at 3:23 AM
Friday, January 13, 2017
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.
Posted by Lulu Pavone at 9:37 AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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.
Posted by Lulu Pavone at 3:29 AM