Sunday, May 19, 2013

A visit to São José


São José , broken bridge,oil on card, 18 x 14.5 cm  SOLD

 São José, bicyclist, oil on card, 12.5 x 17.5 cm  SOLD

São José, Rio Manuim, oil on card 18 x 17 cm

Well, here were are in  São José, on the continent, a separate municipality but now one which bleeds into Florianópolis.

It has the usual dreadful Brazilian mixture of dilapidated and occasionally charming, hand made, improvised structures; mainly from wood and clay tiles. There is much miserable modern- which looks as it it were made of painted cardboard in half an afternoon- and a few good Portuguese inspired structures, almost Moorish in feel. There are concrete blocks disproportionately large for their contexts, there are no gardens. Everything is a little dirty.

The bridge above, broke in a flood a few years ago- now a pier good for fishing.



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