The Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue overlooks the entire city of Rio de Janeiro. From the favelas (slums) to fancy skyscrapers. Under the watchful view of the Cristo is the artsy neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
Santa Teresa is nestled on a hillside. To the south is the Zona Sul.
To the north is the bridge to Niteroi.
To the east is the Centro (Center).
To get around Santa Teresa, there is a street tram (currently under renovation).
But I thought the best way to get around the neighborhood would be to walk along the cobblestone road.
And you will come across the workshop Atelier Chamego Bonzolandia.
But if you look at it with the eyes of a child.
A common doorway.
They served a variety of local beers, spirits and wine to quench one's thirst.
And there was a selection of salgados (appetizers) to satisfy one's appetite.
But people really come to botecos just to talk and spend time with one another.
Catching up with the news.
There were some old churches.
An old movie theatre.
Pieces of iron and steel assembled into art.
Colorful tile work on a common staircase.
This is the work of an artist... the art of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón... who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people".