Welcome to the World of Michael Trent, a crazy American artist living in the countryside of Sao Paulo, Brasil. A person in love with paper, stencils, rubber stamps, and markers. The creator of StenDoodle, a technique that merges stencils with doodling. I hope you enjoy your time in my World!
Friday, February 7, 2014
My Life In Brasil - Bairro da Ipiranga (Ipiranga Neighborhood)
A few weeks ago we had to go into Ipiranga, Sao Paulo to pick up some supplies for a class. While waiting for the items, we had a chance to walk around the neighborhood a bit. This neighborhood, or Bairro in Portuguese, is called Ipiranga and it is where the Emperor Pedro I of Brasil proclaimed the independence of Brasil from Portugal on September 7, 1822.
Here are some shots of the neighborhood - many are charming old homes.
Below are shots of Independence Park. One end is the Museu Paulista, which was built in 1895
as a commemorative monument for the anniversary of the independence of
Brasil. It was built to be a museum and it is still a museum today. (Thank you Renata Geraissati for giving me the correct info.) The park is very much like Central Park, but smaller, where people walk, skateboard, jog, chill out, watch people, etc.
But, the best shot I got was this really really really cool store? home? painted as a huge puzzle!!
Hope you enjoyed... Beijos e abracos (Hugs & Kisses) -