The street where I live has become … a giant sewing box!
The bi-annual Ruas Floridas / Flowered Streets festival is about to begin. I have yet to find someone who can tell me how this festival of paper came about and how long it has been going on for, but the whole town transforms into a bright patchwork of colour, shimmering in the (warm) breeze. All the decorations are made of paper and by hand. Thousands of hours of work go into this. I’m not sure how it all comes about but the community effort is quite extraordinary to behold.
This is my street under ordinary circumstances ….
And this is my street as it is now: a caixa de costura / sewing box
And here are a few of some other creations, some still incomplete …
The main road through town