Monday, 30 May 2011

Street Art in São Paulo Part 2

Nobody has been able to explain why but there is a custom of painting lamp posts in many parts of the city. Here are some examples:

Pinheiros region

Faria Lima

Alto Pinheiros
Vila Madalena
If you know why lamp posts are painted like this please leave a comment!

6 comments:

nik said...

perhaps the paint lessens the eroding effect of dogs urine?

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/5063177.Dogs_are_blamed_for_deteriorating_lampposts/

Pierre Larose said...

mystery solved! ;)

Anonymous said...

sassy did it if you find him msg back .

Haru said...

I'm not so sure it is the right reason they originaly were painted, but when I was taken lessons to get a driving license one instructor told me that the grey of concrete is horrible to see at night and so they paint (is to be white) the base of the post and trees too if you have noticed... its the same everywhere in the country (at least I think)...

Discovering São Paulo said...

That's an interesting explanation Haru, maybe that's the reason, it definitely makes them easier to see but they're on the pavement not the road so I'm not sure why as a driver you would need to see them in the first place!

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