Photographer's Note

This pícture is on the collective exposition "O Olhar Fotográfico do Artista sobre São Paulo - 450 anos" something like "Artist's Photographic Eye about São Paulo - 450 years".

450 years. São Paulo celebrates its anniversary this year with parts of its history impressed on all races. The small village made a giant out of Brazil, with its economic power, its multicultural quality and its resistance to adversities. It became the biggest city in Latin America, resulting from very enlightened people, some distinguished, others rarely remembered, roaming about its history. There is a character that figures amidst São Paulo’s memory and almost always takes on the role of a simple accessory character. The Portuguese João Ramalho, who had been living in these lands for some time, even before the arrival of Martim Alfonso de Sousa in São Vicente (1532), can be considered, in fact, the real father of the so called Planalto Paulista (São Paulo’s Plateau).
He was the one who made way for the Jesuit priests and taught them how to reach a region of “cool and temperate air like that found in Spain”. It was João Ramalho who beat the Indian resistance and became Lord of the Piratininga fields, where, on the 25th of January, 1554, the priests Manoel da Nóbrega and José de Anchieta founded São Paulo’s Royal School (Real Collegio).

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Viewed: 1981
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Additional Photos by Adilson Faltz (faltz) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 8 N: 93] (1184)
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