|That's a good looking... museum|
The museum is somewhat small and we were able to work our way from through the museum in just over an hour, so we headed out into the park. The park is an oblong park similar shape (not nearly as big) as the National Mall in Washington D.C. but without the monuments. Immediately outside the doors of the museum, is a large landing area that overlooks fountains and the green space. The park has French gardens that line the edges that have have many colorful flowers. Running the length of the park is a paved area resembling a street, better known as Sunset Boulevard.
|Skateboarders take over Sunset Boulevard on the weekends|
|The Independence Mon|
|This view shows the magnificant size of the monument|
After taking lots of pictures it was back to a taxi to head over to the Liberdade (Liberda-je) area of town. The taxi ride was a bit like a roller coaster through out the hills of Sao Paulo, but most because the taxi's transmission was about to blow. As the car starts and sputters back and forth it is like climbing to the top of one of Cedar Point's biggest roller coaster. Along the way, we pass thousands of students walking the streets of Liberdade waiting to take a version of a college entrance exam. We finally arrive at the corner of Liberdade and Estudiantes avenues and see the large market that lines the edge of Liberdade. This part of town is famous for being the home to thousands of Japanese immigrants during the 1950's and is home to the largest population of Japanese outside of Japan. The buildings and street lamps were designed in an aesthetic fashion which gave it a unique feeling.
|Streets of Liberdade|
|Liberdade Sunday Market|
|"When you're enlightened, every word is wisdom"|