Monday, 7 May 2018

Vitreux & mortar...




a bus going to Rio Pequeno...
the sign says: You are entering Rio Pequeno's Commercial Centre.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Rio Pequeno fashion...

As soon as you enter Rio Pequeno you can't help but notice this beauty parlour on the left-hand side of Avenida Rio Pequeno...

It's got two photographs on its walls... one of a handsome young men that one cannot help but know it is a kind of Northern European youth. The girl on the right is more ordinary with her dyed hair. 
As this beauty parlour is situated exactly opposite a busy bus stop I kept looking at the young man's photo and wondering who he could be... until I found his name and more of his photos in the Internet. 
This is one of the many busses that takes you to Rio Pequeno...
Charlie Winzar is a British model of some repute...
Charlie Winzar
Winzar au naturele...

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Our street in the early morning darkness

We live in a typical Rio Pequeno street. There's nothing really different here but in the early morning darkness it suddenly becomes more interesting... 


Friday, 21 July 2017

dolls & faces



I found this cute puppet on a heap of rubbish on Avenida Politecnica circa 2010. 


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Georgia Gomide, Miss Clube Pinheiros 1954

This blog deals mostly with Rio Pequeno but as most of the people who 'colonized' it have moved over from Pinheiros or Vila Madalena it is only fair that we'd have an eye over the Rio Pinheiros bridge...

Georgia Gomide was a popular actress who achieved celebrity status in the early 1960s when she would play featured roles in soap-operas on TV Tupi. 

Georgia started her career taking part in beauty contests having won Miss Clube Pinheiros 1954 to go on and compete in the Miss Sao Paulo Pageant. 




Elfriede Georgia Gomide Witecy was born in Sao Paulo on 17 August 1937;  she died on 29 January 2011. 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Avenida Politecnica - October 2016

Bougainvillea flowering-time at Avenida Escola Politecnica in Rio Pequeno. 
guard-rail protects the internal flower-bed in Avenida Escola Politecnica.
a Norfolk pine grows up in Rio Pequeno...
I planted some manioc bushes on the Avenida Politecnica bed...
some young citric trees like lemon tree and pitanga tree next to sugar cane shoots...
very young avocado tree on the left; a blackberry tree growing in October 2016.
sugar cane shoots next to an orange tree at the central bed of Escola Politecnica Avenue.
Norfolk pine in front of a red-bougainville tree...


Avenida Politecnica wonder...
Rio Pequeno tamed, polluted and canalized... 
a mighty bougainvillea bush grows in Rio Pequeno... 

tomato tree next to a yam (inhame) bush...

lemon tree very pretty... and the lemon flower is sweet but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat. 

Avenida Escola Politecnica, Rio Pequeno.
Avenida Escola Politecnica next to # 4000.

mango trees plus jackfruit trees growing in the central island of the Avenue...
jackfruit trees...
Avenida Politecnica on a sunny Sunday morning...