“It’s a pleasure to be in Prazeres” – damn straight.
Head up the mountain towards Christ the Redeemer, past Santa Teresa, take a right when you see this guy and you are in a place called Prazeres.
Prazeres means “pleasures” in Portuguese.
This smurf fresco represents Rio’s soccer rivalry in four parts. Fluminense smurf with the flower is for the rich fans; Botafogo Smurf is in the referee colors; Flamengo smurf is spraying red on Vasco smurf.
A gym with a view.
The plaza at Prazeres.
They passed / the best days are gone / and unexplored
And silent / promised / for future paradises
Now you’re at the top.
And this is the view.
Original photography by Julie Ruvolo.
More Prazeres: Click the photo to view Prazeres Street Art.