Paulista Center Hotel
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... was the cruzeiro (later becoming the cruzado before becoming the Real used today), and people were happy to be able to afford an iron or other small electronic device paid out over 18 months!! There were many, many very poor people, especially children, in the streets and the divide between the extremely wealthy on one hand and the dirt poor on the other was evident everywhere one looked.
Then and Now, Some things Different, some the Same!
... Pierre Luigi Colina's eyes. Weird.
The museum is located in the municipal stadium fronted by the Praca (Park) Charles Wallace. He was the spiffing chap who had the good sense to bring the game of football from Blighty to Brazil. It may once have been a park with grass and trees in days gone bye but it's very much a tarmac car park now although still a meeting place for people to socialise. On the Friday evening we were there people were driving radio controlled ...
... this progress, and hysterically funny. Once inside, they showed us the chemical and syrup mixing lines (which unfortunately were in the middle of changeover and were not running), as well as some of the Tylenol tablet making and packaging lines, again highly automated. Our guides also gave us a lot of information on how they track quality and performance on their lines, as well as how they handle some of the many challenges they face on a daily basis.
The last part of ...
... have to shorten street names or leave them out altogether. No land marks to speak of, just subway stops.
The other thing is I am in the Southern Hemisphere meaning the sun crosses to the North. I must really unconsciously use that fact, because I really burned some shoe leather on that mistake today.
In the end, I saw a lot before the shadows got long and the trouble makers awoke from their slumber for another night of mayhem.
... at University of São Paulo. I have never seen such a big university in my life! The faculty of social sciences doesn't focus on one particular subject but offers political science, sociology and anthropology to undergraduates. I attended a class in Portuguese and Ana and Allan, sorry for not introducing their names before, were kind enough to translate the lecturer's lecture.