Thursday, February 2, 2012

Postcrossing Meetings in São Paulo - Brazil

In less than a month, a few brazilian postcrossers had two meeting in São Paulo. The 1st took place on December 11th and the 2nd on January 15th. Both cards have been sent by Déa and also signed by (1st meeting): Adriana, Daniel, Heloísa and Renato; (2nd meeting): Adriana, Heloísa, Karla, Daniel and Fernanda.

Photo by: Cândido Mariano

The Octavio Frias de Oliveira bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in São Paulo, Brazil over the Pinheiros River, opened in May 2008. The bridge is 138 metres (453 ft) tall, and connects Marginal Pinheiros to Jornalista Roberto Marinho Avenue in the south area of the city.

The bridge deck is unusual due to its form, which is similar to an "X", crossing at the tower. The "X" is 76 meters wide at its base and 35.4 meters wide at the top.

It is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by a single concrete mast. The two curved tracks, one at an elevation of 12 meters and the other at an elevation of 24 meters, have approximate lengths of 900 meters each.

At the end of December lights are put up on the cables and illuminated to create color effects like those on a Christmas tree. The bridge is also lit up on special occasions during the year and is often used for automobile advertisements on television. - in: wikipedia

Photo by: Roberlandes O. Coelho

Liberdade, (Portuguese for "Liberty", "Freedom") is the name of a district in the subprefecture of Sé, in São Paulo, Brazil. It is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan in the world and has been growing since the 1950s.
The entrance to Liberdade is marked by a nine-meter tall red torii (a Japanese arch that marks the entrance to Shinto temples) since 1974. This towering structure, situated on Rua Galvão Bueno, is a distinctive representation of the neighborhood.

The Japanese presence in the neighborhood began in 1912.

Liberdade is a meeting spot for many groups, especially among young people who are interested in Japanese culture. - in: wikipedia

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