sábado, 12 de dezembro de 2009

Southeast view of Curitiba from the observatory

The view of Curitiba from the observatory is very beautiful and from the top of its 110 meters, you can enjoy Curitiba in 306 degrees. Shooting from up there is a little tricky because it is impossible to avoid the reflection of glass. So, I ask your understanding for this difficulty.

I'll post from today, a series of pictures taken from the observatory in the direction of 8 cardinal points.

The southeast picture shows the following districts: Downtown, Jardim Botânico, Prado Velho and Rebouças. Here some information of these neighborhoods.

Downtown: Around the small chapel of Nossa Senhora da Luz e Bom Jesus dos Pinhais a village was founded which is now called Curitiba. There are 105 bank agencies, 4848 commercial houses, 12 flats, 68 hotels, 669 industries, 555 restaurants, 4 shopping malls and the total population is 32,623 inhabitants.

Jardim Botanico: Its main attraction, as you can tell by the name, is the Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden), one of the most visited tourist attractions of Curitiba. It is also houses one of the campuses of the Federal University of Parana and the Stadium Durival Britto e Silva.

Prado Velho is the neighborhood in which the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná is located and also a large slum called Vila das Torres. The word comes from the Latin meadow pratum and means a flat, plain or plain.

Rebouças is a middle-class neighborhood of Curitiba. The name is a tribute to the brothers and engineers Rebouças Antônio Pereira Filho and André Rebouças who built the railroad that connects Curitiba to Paranagua. At this district we will find the old mill that was purchased by the Municipality of Curitiba and transformed into the headquarters of the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba.

Um comentário:

  1. You have done a great job in posting these photos from the Torre Mercês! We have been there several times, but usually only when we have visitors. In our opinion, it is a "must" for them to see when they come to Curitiba as it gives such a wonderful view of the entire city.
    Congratulations on a job well-done!