Brazil is so internally diverse that a social geographer once dubbed it “Belindia”- A country where the fortunate enjoy a quality of life simiar to that of Belgium, whereas residents of the vast hinterland share lives characteristic of India. Consequently it is not a surprise that with the exhausting title of being Brazil’s most populous, richest and multicultural metropolis, Sao Paulo is pulsating- eclectic -city that oozes a delicate assortment of variety and culture.
This image of a Brazilian street-guitarist was taken in Liberdade- the characteristic oriental-influenced neighbourhood and home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan itself. Liberdade’s main streets are adorned with traditional Oriental lamps, Asian influenced graffiti and a tasteful assortment of mouth-watering Sushi and Gyoza! Yet through its fascinating people, the distinctive charm of Brazil still manages to seep through the oriental-crevices within this quarter.