Memory of the Destruction

Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 2.30.24 PM(Botafogo, when it was charming)

Yesterday, I came across a PDF of a 2002 book put out by the government of Rio called “Memória da Destruição – Rio, Uma história que se perdeu” which chronicles (in Portuguese) the changes that Rio undertook from 1889 to 1965. The timeframe spans the proclamation of the republic to just after Rio lost its status as the nation’s capital.

The contents are divided between old photos, the single paragraphs that accompany them and randomly-placed quotes. To download it, click here.

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