Carnival in São Paulo [PART II] – The Show

Read the first part of The São Paulo Carnival here. It had been raining the whole day. Got the tickets, plastic rain coats and some refreshments. The taxi stopped in front of Shell gas station on Avenue Braz Leme, some hundreds of meters away from the main event venue. The streets leading to the Anhembi arena Read More …

Carnival in São Paulo [PART I] – The Backstage

It is 11 pm on Thursday night and I’m in a warehouse somewhere in the outskirts of São Paulo. It is a hangar owned by a local samba school, used for storing huge ornaments and other shiny things for this year’s Carnival. The floor of the hall is covered in thick ash and glitter from hundreds of decorations. Read More …