|We could not take pictures during the performance, so half the orchestra had departed the stage before this photo.|
|The performances are free every Sunday of the year!|
Rick had to work today, so we were back to our agenda of parks and museums. Right next door we found the Estacáo Pinacoteca, an annex to the Pinacoteca Museum, housed in another (former) train station next door, with displays of art on paper, some permanent fixtures, and Memorial da Resisténcia - a fascinating exhibit of protest art from the era of the military government persecution, which was very severe and happened only 40 years ago.
|Pinacoteca Museum Annex - a former train station|
Our very modest admission fee also included the original Pinacoteca Museum, a few blocks away across from the Estacáo Luz (Station of Light) train station. This area has a reputation for being very sketchy, and everyone from our fellow symphony patrons to the museum annex workers warned us to be careful. As it was Sunday, most of the troublemakers were asleep or otherwise absent, and we had no hassles or worries. The station itself is quite beautiful, as is the park across from it.
|Estacáo de Luz|
|We were a bit hungry, so Nina bought us huge pastels and soda from a street vendor outside the park. Delicious!|
|Gentrification is slowly improving the Luz neighborhood.|
At about 3PM, Nina had to return home to take care of her normal life. We traveled together until we had to change trains, and said our goodbyes. We made our way back to the apartment to take a rest before our final night in South America.