Escadaria Selaron

23 Mar

Warning, picture heavy post!

Today we subway-ed to the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, where we explored Escadaria Selaron, a series of steps adorned with colorful and unique tiles from all over the world. It was super neat!

I’ll let the pictures do the blogging!

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This is the artist/namesake. He still works on this every day! His home is here as well.

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That’s him again!

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It was sweltering hot, but Jerry was very patient as I ended up taking pics of almost every tile. There were even more pics than what’s in this post! Some people recommend to start from the top and go down, but that makes no sense to us because you can’t see anything as you walk down, and you’d have to keeping turning around at every landing. Plus I think it is safer to enter from the bottom, there are more ppl around. The top seemed more residential.

I definitely recommend a visit to these steps if you find yourself in Rio. It’s very unique, very Brazil, but at the same time, very universal.

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4 Responses to “Escadaria Selaron”

  1. msticazn March 24, 2012 at 7:10 AM #

    that looks so cool!!

  2. Uncle Raymond March 24, 2012 at 8:12 AM #

    Beautiful photos and nice travel log. We are enjoying reading them. A few notes from the home front … it has been raining on and off the last 2 weeks, the Warriors traded Monta Ellis, Peyton Manning signed with Denver, Michael is home for a week on quarter break, and I turned 62 this week!

  3. Oscar March 25, 2012 at 4:24 PM #

    Definitely not my cup of tea (or tile in this case)… worth visiting once though

    • Jeannie March 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM #

      Like father like son haha!

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