terça-feira, 10 de novembro de 2009

Boca Maldita

The Boca Maldita (it is hard to translate, but I would say that it is close to "Accursed Mouth") is a spot at Luiz Xavier avenue, close to Osorio square, established in 1957 and institutionalized on December 13, 1966.

At this place, politicians, intelectuals and people in general (mainly old fellows), stop by for a coffee and talking with friends. It is said to be "accursed" because everything is subject to be severely criticised over there.

Powerful and sexist, The Boca Maldita is famous since the forfeiture of the State Governor Harold Leon Peres in the 70's. This event was due to its members (as it is told in the streets).
Its motto is "I see nothing, I hear nothing, I speak nothing."

4 comentários:

  1. We have a city just north of here named Boca Raton. A very upscale place with a decidedly very strange name.

  2. What an interesting history! Very unusual name... but if cranky old men are frequently in the area, I can't imagine a more appropriate one!

  3. 'Accursed Mouth', hein?! Very clever!

    Hi, Curitiba! Nice to receive your visit at our blog! And great to visit your blog! I didn't know your city. It's great to take a virtual stroll.

  4. muito legal a história, bem brasileira mesmo...