Thursday, December 11, 2014

Vale Do Anhangabau,Sao Paulo, Brazil

This is a postcard from Brazil that was apparently sent to my grandparents during the Christmas season many years ago. Unfortunately, there's no date on the postcard, so I don't know when it was sent or how old the postcard is. But, it's a beautiful postcard with vibrant colors.

My grandparents, Debs and Willis Webster, and their family immigrated to the United States from Brazil in the summer of 1952. They traveled to New York on the ocean liner S.S. Brazil. They purchased a car and some camping equipment and traveled across the United States toward their final destination in California. They took photos and collected postcards along the way. If you'd like to read about their trip, click HERE.

They still had some family left in Brazil, including the person who sent this postcard.

He wrote:
Debs and family
Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year

The postcard shows the Vale Do Anhangabau in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I did a search online to see what I could find about the Vale Do Anhangabau. According to an article on Wikipedia, it is a park or public space. I also found this photo on Wikimedia Commons. It's amazing because it looks like the same overpass and the building with the decorative ledge are shown in the postcard too.

Photo by Dornicke - Wikimedia Commons

The description for this photo on the Wikimedia Commons website says the following: "Edifício Matarazzo, sede da Prefeitura de São Paulo, visto do Vale do Anhangabaú. São Paulo, Brasil." Google Translate provided me with the following translation: "Matarazzo building, headquarters of the Municipality of São Paulo, as Anhangabaú Valley. Sao Paulo, Brazil."

I did a further search online for the Matarazzo Building and found another article on Wikipedia about this building. According to the article the Matarazzo Building is the City Hall building for Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Thanks for stopping by!

And Merry Christmas!

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