Bündchen, Wonder Woman and a Masp’s favela: mirages in São Paulo

Gorgeous Gisele, indeed

No exaggeration: São Paulo holds more surprises than Batman’s utility belt. Just spent a few days in town that never rests, camera in hand.

First, bumped totally by chance into top model/billionaire Gisele Bündchen at an improvised catwalk at Iguatemy Mall. I have been around presidents, prime ministers and princesses, but few times I saw a similar security apparatus.

World's highest bodyguard per capita ratio

Then, a little summary of Sampa’s street creativity:

A newstand in the neighborhood of Vila Clementino. Lira, the owner, appears, modestly, to the right of the other superheroes.
A newstand in the neighborhood of Vila Clementino. Lira, the owner, appears, modestly, to the right of the other superheroes.
Don't kill - vegetarian propaganda all over town
Innovative Christmas decoration in Paulista avenue
Acampamento Ercília, favela-chic installation by American artist Swoon in the open area under MASP, the city's main art museum.
Inspired by Italo Calvino's book "Invisible Cities", it received contributions of several local projects.

Also, let me excuse myself, guys and girls: I just finished a very hectic two-month period when I  had to work really long hours in other projects, pack the whole household and move to Portland, Oregon state, where we had to find a house, a school for my daughter and a long list of etc. So, Deep Brazil wasn’t on top of my priorities for a while. But now, I am back to the game in full gear!