ハリーポッターの魔法学校のような王立ポルトガル図書館、１８５４年に建てられた国内初の公式モニュメントMonumento a Pedro、そしてブラジル文化の代表の一つとも言える刺しゅうの展覧会等を訪れました。
Downtown Centro is a place where you can feel the city's unique and passionate pulse. It's not necessarily a clean and safe neighborhood, but a place where a number of attractions, very different from what you expect of Rio, line the streets.
The highlight of my second tour in Central was the Royal Portuguese Reading Room which makes you feel you are taking part of the shooting of Harry Potter's latest episode. The beautiful library is filled to the ceiling with wood-carved bookshelved containing incredible wealth of information about Portugal and its culture.
Fell in love with the elegance and intricacy of embroidery, an unknown delicate aspect of Brazil, and of course, never forget the statue of D. Pedro, the first officially constructed monument in the country.
This is my fifth year in Brazil, but it just never stops amazing me. That's why it's so sad to see the decaying classical and beautiful hisotrical buildings. They really are not getting the attention they need while not much goverment funds are spent to preserve these cultural assets either. When you think about it, too little have to much in this country, and there defintely is way to preserve and restore.