Back from Brazil, we would like to present one of São Paulo landmarks and thank
you all for the kind visits and comments in our blog.
The Municipal Theatre of São Paulo was built between 1903 and 1911.
Eclectic in style, the Theatre is heavily loaded with ornament,
so as to achieve accentuated effects of light and shade.
The building now houses São Paulo Municipal Symphonic Orchestra,
the Lyric Choir and the City Ballet of São Paulo.
The façade is distinguished by pairs of vigorous atlantids (male figures serving as pillars)
which support first-floor balconies and
by columns of polished syenite with bronze capitals on the same floor.