Alto da Boa Vista
Barra da Tijuca
36th part of the First Rio City Aesthetic Marathon (concept): 0.215 kilometers in 4:44 minutes – completed on Tuesday, April 19th 2016, in the quarter Glória (overall map). The artist Vinicius Terra lives in Rio de Janeiro (more about him).
Why did you choose this part to represent Rio de Janeiro at the First Rio City Aesthetic Marathon?
This place is a liberating and historical landmark of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It reminds us of the historical Rio de Janeiro with its Portuguese and in certain way also its Catholic legacy. Here we have got a church which is a monument of the Catholic faith of the country. It is not about religion itself, but about the whole occidental inheritance which was brought to America. And here we got all this load of a formerly possible Rio de Janeiro which nowadays is only a historical Rio.
First Publication: 28-5-2016
Modifications: 20-6-2016, 24-7-2016