quinta-feira, 2 de setembro de 2010

Curitiba Portraits Anniversary

Today it is the anniversary of Curitiba Portraits. I would like to thank CDP and everyone who visited the blog during this period. The blog  “Curitiba Portraits” was born from another blog in Portuguese, which I update everyday.

In order to devote myself to the original blog and have more freedom to future plans, I would like to say that this will be my last post at Curitiba Portraits.

I invite those who still wish to continue to know more about Curitiba, to follow the link to the blog: circulandoporcuritiba.blogspot.com. Everyone will be very welcome.

The mosaic contains the pictures I like the most from this blog.

quarta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2010

Theme day: Open air market

The Largo da Ordem Crafts Fair happens every sunday morning in Curitiba. Thousands of people go there to watch, walk, buy and have a real good time.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

terça-feira, 31 de agosto de 2010

CEU (College Students's Home of Paraná)

The CEU houses students from other cities, states and even countries that can't afford the rent of a place to stay during college times. It was inaugurated on August 11th, 1948. Last year a huge restoration was done by the Prefecture of Curitiba. Today almost 200 students live at CEU.

segunda-feira, 30 de agosto de 2010

A door for Marilyn

Yesterday early in the morning, I drove around downtown looking for something to photograph. This gate at Sete de Setembro Avenue caught my attention. I parked my car, waited for the girl and dis the picture. The original image I have seen at MoMA.

domingo, 29 de agosto de 2010

The flowers of the Yellow Ipê

It is said that the time when the Yellow Ipê (Tabebuia Chrysotricha) blossom, it marks the end of the winter. The official beginning of spring is still a bit far and the mornings of Curitiba are still a bit cold, bus it is true that our afternoons are warmer now. Maybe the Ipês knows what they are talking about.
This picture was taken at Fagundes Varela Street.

sábado, 28 de agosto de 2010

Private Security

It is becoming more and more common to see private security companies and their agents on the streets due to the difficulty of the government in ensuring security for everyone, everywhere. 
The picture was taken at José de Alencar Street at Alto da XV Disctict.

sexta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2010

Old headquarters of Clube Curitibano

The picture taken on the night of August 21st from the corner of Tobias de Macedo and John M.Garcez, shows the Generoso Marques Square and at the center of the photo and in the background, a bright building in the corner of Rio Branco and Flower Streets. This is an important building for the history of Curitiba. Inspired by the modernist movement, it was built where a mansion housed the Curitibano Club (the most important club of Curitiba). Property of the club, construction started in 1947 and completed in 1950. The club occupied the space until 1968 when it was moved to it current location at Agua Verde District. This building was an important landmark to all residents and tourists and was considered to be one of the most luxurious address in Curitiba.
The degradation engulfed the building in the 90s. In 2005 the building was bought by the J. Malucelli Group. The design and restoration of the building took two years to materialize and it was conducted in partnership with UFPR, professionals and students of engineering and architecture.