>> São Luis
São Luis, Brazil, December 2007
view down an alley
Pretty city, capitol of the state of Maranhão. We stayed in the old part of town in Casa Grande, a large faded blue hotel that must have been beautiful 80 years ago. Our room on the 3rd floor had nearly floor-to-ceiling wooden doors that opened tot he street, with large metal hasps for locking up.
Rua Portugal was the street that had the most tile-faced buildings. Not all well kept but beautiful all the same.
Rua Portugal, tiled buildings at night
Eat your heart out, Charlie Crist. What would our governor give to have a governor's mansion like this?
The Governor's residence
We went to the beach on a rainy day. I had wanted to swim but when we got there the temp was pretty cold so we just took a walk.
Robson was chatting us up on the street one night, and we went to a cafe with him another night. He is a local artist, musician and Capoeira dancer. We really like his art. Here's a pic of one:
'magic eye' by Robson