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2014 FIFA World Cup Mural. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wall graffiti and murals in Brazil became legalized in 2009, when the Brazilian government passed the law, which decriminalizes street art. In an amendment to a federal law that punishes the defacing of urban buildings or monuments, street art was made legal if done with the consent of the owners. Since then, many property owners commissioned artists to produce graffiti …

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The Tiles of Selaron Steps

This is a follow-up post containing more photos of the tiles of Escadaria Selarón photographed during my recent visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Selaron Steps are covered in 2000+ tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world. Some of the tiles are hand painted by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selaron. More information and photos can be found in …

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The Selaron Steps. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Selaron Steps (Escadaria Selarón) is a set of world-famous 215 steps which connect the Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The steps are 125 meters long and covered in over 2000 tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world. They are the work of Chilean-born painter Jorge Selarón, who lived in a house next …

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Dreaming of Rio. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gorgeous beaches, fantastic music, great food and some incredible scenery make “Cidade Maravilhosa” (The Marvelous City) a wonderful vacation destination. Just recently I had the opportunity to travel to the city I have always dreamed of visiting – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The experience was incredible! I had attended the World Cup match on Maracana Stadium; rested on Copacabana beach; …

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My earliest memory of FIFA World Cup is the first goal of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the West.Germany-Chile (4:1) game played during FIFA World Cup Spain on June 20, 1982. Thanks to Google, I was able to win a fight against childhood amnesia and found the details of that moment/memory on the Internet. I’m in love with Football since my childhood. …

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