Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Rua XV de Novembro

One of my favorite places to go to in town is 
Rua XV de Novembro
(15th of November Street)

It is one of the major streets in downtown Curitiba. 


 In 1972, it became one of the first major pedestrian streets in Brazil. Now it's a "must go to" place for tourists when visiting the city. 


You will stroll past hundred-year-old buildings, restaurants, shops, pots of flowers (hence the AKA name Flower Street - Rua das Flores) and musicians galore. There seems to be no end to the talent exhibited on this street! 


Sometimes there are clowns, mimes, magicians, and other miscellaneous performers. 
One thing is certain, however - You will always find 
STATUE MAN!

If you put money in his pot, he will whistle, take your hand and kiss it. 
The little kids hang around because sometimes people will give them money as well.

You will also find illegal peddlers selling their stuff - until the police happen by - at which time they can clear out mighty fast! 


There's just so much to see and do downtown. 


You want to watch the time, however, and not stay too late or you will get stuck in the commuter traffic - on the bus.

No place to sit and hardly any place to stand. 

When y'all come to visit, we will for sure take you to XV de Novembro. We might even take you out to our favorite pastel place. It's just around the corner! 

2 comments:

  1. Sounds a lot like New York City! How fun!

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  2. You should take a video of some of the talent! Better yet, maybe you could earn a little extra cash and be a statue! I'll put this place on my list πŸ˜‰

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