Friday night is our usual date night when we go out with the other couples for dinner and a movie, but this week we had two nights out. Maybe it was because of Dia das Namaradas (Valentine's Day) this Sunday.
Wednesday evening they have a small feira in our courtyard.
|Wednesday night feira in the courtyard|
|Pinheiros street at night|
|The concert hall in Pinheiros|
|Americans ready for Brazilian classical music|
|Piled up traffic in São Paulo|
|The Divino Fogão|
|Food selection of typical Brazilian food|
|Casa da Fazinda|
|Tiny church in the garden|
|Capela do Morumbi|
After lunch we took a bus to Casa do Bandeirante. This is a restored farmhouse of the 17th to 18th century. Loma, our guide, explained a lot about the construction techniques of the day.
There is an old house we often see on the back way to the office. It is fenced off and closed, but we always wondered what it was. We found out it was the Casa do Sertanista, which is closed for restoration. We can't go in, but we passed by to take pictures from outside the fence. It's style is similar to the Casa dos Bandeirantes.
We then went to see the Fundação Maria Luísa e Óscar Americano, a modern residence turned into a historical art collection.
We couldn't take pictures of the 17th-century paintings by Frans Post, one of the earliest artists in Brazil.
|Casa do Bandeirante|
|Inside the house|
|In the outside kitchen with Loma|
|Front of the Casa do Bandeirante|
|Casa do Sertanista|
|Fundação Maria Luísa e Óscar Americano|
|Is this a fountain or swimming pool?|
|Restaurant - we didn't eat here|
|It included an extensive park.|
We decided to walk back to the apartment. We passed Praça Vinícius de Moraes, which we had walked around on other days.
|Praça Vinícius de Moraes|
It was a nice peaceful day (five bus rides and a long walk) with beautiful houses to see away from the noisy city.