Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sao Paulo: City Tour

Yep, we took the city tour. Maybe we're getting old, I don't know, but we're finding more and more to like about city tours. You get to see and learn so much in such a short period of time. Somehow, it makes me feel lazy - like I should be doing all that research and finding my own way to all these great spots, but oh well, maybe I am just getting old!

Anyway, here are a few highlights of our tour.
Statue outside Ibuerapuera park representing the discovery of the Americas and the conquering of the native South American indians.
Brian enjoying a short break in the park.
This is the back side of one of the cathedrals. Traffic is terrible in Sao Paulo so we never did see the front.
This is mile 0 of Sao Paulo where everything is measured from. The top of the marker is shown below and shows the 6 other regions that border Sao Paulo.

This is the site of the first government building in Sao Paulo. This isn't the actual building, but this is the actual site.
And these two photos are a train station the rich English farmers had built to carry their crops of coffee, bananas, etc back and forth to the coast in Sao Paulo. A really pretty building.

This is another train station that now also houses one of the best auditoriums in the city. The National orchestra plays concerts there.

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