Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Rua Quinze de Novembro





FuFu Life in Curitiba - Brazil
July 2010 | Part Eight



Heading to Rua Quinze de Novembro.


A nice pedestrian street in the city centre of Curitiba.


But pedestrians have to be careful! Why?


Because cars still running on the main roads.


At a corner of Quinze de Novembro.

Rua Quinze (XV) de Novembro (15th of November Street), approximately 1km long, is one interesting pedestrian street i like the most after La Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. Not only shops, banks, office towers alongside the pedestrian street, you can find kiosks selling newspapers, flowers, coffee, bread and snacks. Immediately i fall in love with this street once i was there with Oldy on my first day in Curitiba. It's definitely a nice spot to hang around with friends or just alone observing what's happening on the street.

It's also very common to see every kind of artistic performances, such as street buskers (mimes and clowns who interact with those who pass by), musicians, magicians as well as other miscellaneous performers, such as the statue man. Check out the pictures taken and clips recorded at this pedestrian street three month ago below and you would have a clear picture of how it's look like.




There's a fountain at the centre of the pedestrian street.










It's also one of the first major pedestrian streets in Brazil.


With tourist restaurants installed in hundred-year-old buildings.


Also boutiques and shopping malls.


The street is well-garnished by well-tended pots of flowers!


Now, you know Chinese are everywhere in the world.

Check out the video.

See how the street busker making fun of the passers-by.

Also see how he got married with a beautiful girl just passed by.

FuFu doesn't mind to spend hours on the street. So much to see!


Itau Bank, Banco do Brasil, HSBC, Santander Bank, Caixa Banco, etc.


The statue man.




The pedestrian street has numerous high-rise buildings!


Banks, hotels, residential apartment, restaurants, shops, etc.


What a very nice mix-use pedestrian street.


And there's always someone to clean the street.


Another scavenger (orange uniform + green dustbin) spotted!


Trees on both side and benches also provided to pedestrians.




Flower pots also very well-tendered.


Generally, you could find different kinds of flowers on the street.


Like visiting a mini botanical garden ya.


Need to highlight is the pavement of this floor-tile! Nice!


Again, a pop-corn stall spotted! Again, see the pavement!


This is interesting! Definitely everyone would stop and look around!


Street performance! FuFu can really spend hours on the street!


And there's a pocket park located end of the street.


Enough for today! It's time to head back for dinner.


Walking through a plaza before entering São Francisco district.

Rua Quinze (XV) de Novembro is indeed a well-designed pedestrian street ever. Like most of the European's pedestrian streets, it's attractive and worth to spend time walking around. Anyway, i am still waiting my new lens, and will go to this street for more pictures and have a details post of it sooner or later! Stay tuned.

63 comments:

Wois said...

the buildings seem like influenced by islamic cultures... it seems a nice city....

fufu said...

Wois : probably... and i found another memorial stuff that look like islamic too... and i gotta say also quite diverse ya the culture here in curitiba... just lacking of significant chinese stuff

rainfield61 said...

I have fallen in love with the journey in a train, you have made it so successfully.

fufu said...

rainfield61 : hahaha really? i have a nice story to tell... stay tuned for more pictures also ya :)

Life for Beginners said...

Oh I really like the street and the old buildings which remind me of Budapest and old Europe.

Love the little caricature of the kids and the balloon on the sidewalk - cute!

And I just realised "Curitiba" can broken up into two Malay words "curi" (steal) and "tiba" (arrive) - meaning sneaking in. Good thing FuFu arrived legally in Brazil, haha. ;)

Life for Beginners said...

P.S. On your comment on my porky Ad Hog post, my reply is: We will be more than happy to wel­come you to our fold and bring you out for an exten­sive food crawl once you’re back in KL…

You will eat so much you will never wanna leave again! (Prob­a­bly cos your belly would be so full, you can’t even move, haha.)

fufu said...

Life for Beginners : yeah i still have more stuff of curitiba wanna share with you guys :) stay tuned ya =p now only you noticed curitiba?? lol wow bring me out for meal?? you pay ya definitely n_<

levian said...

haha! i love those tiny drawings! there sure are a lot of foreign languages on the signboards. i suppose we would have trouble there.

Life for Beginners said...

Haha, I am slow ma... now only noticed the word is "translate-able" to Malay. :P

And yes, the meal(s) is/are on me! My simple philosophy is - "You can eat? I can feed!"

*now goes off to earn enough money to feed fufu when he returns to KL next year* :P

uLi.佑莉 said...

All kinds of building architecture and outlook. Thanks for sharing :)

fufu said...

levian : erm yeah of course have trouble if you dont speak the language >< just like those angmos go to malaysia... but lucky most of malaysian people speak english


Life for Beginners : hahaha thanks!!! glad got people pay the bill...what a relief :) it never too late to know it... :)


uLi.佑莉 : haha more to come!!! sure you would like curitiba =p

Life for Beginners said...

Rest well, mate... and dream of what you can eat once you are back in Malaysia... :)

fufu said...

Life for Beginners : yeah can only dream of them now... until i am back next year :) good night

Twilight said...

The folks there really love Arts and make it the way of their life. They really beautify from the roads you walk on right up to the tallest buildings and minarets. Do you think this place has the nicest buildings amongst the many countries you visited???

迷迭香 said...

very well decorated sidewalk and streets...=)

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

nice street and wat attract me the most is the garden. :)

海市蜃樓 said...

非常整齊同整潔嘅一條街,讚!

嘿嘿 said...

Looks better than SE-Asia?

fufu said...

Twilight : erm... well the contrast is also very significant ya...between the nice(rich)
and bad(poor), just like those you can find in jakarta, bangkok, manila and even kl, but well overall, a nice street still!!

迷迭香 : this street has a long history actually :)


Caroline Ng May Ling : yeah a lovely pedestrian street ever :)

fufu said...

海市蜃樓 : 對呀 :) 我很喜歡這條街的 =p


嘿嘿 : hahaha 有些地方也很醜陋的...等我慢慢發掘 :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the series of street shots, you have good eyes !

fufu said...

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah : street photography is even more difficult when the lens is broken, cant focus automatically >< am waiting for my new lens :)

dong ho said...

cant disagree that chinese are everywhere around the world. they are conquering the world through business opportunities

fufu said...

dong ho : lol couldnt agree more that this!!!! and they are attacking the local culture too :) or make it more vibrant i must say

London Caller said...

Ha ha... Crossing in Brazil is a bit like crossing in Malaysia. Sometimes, they don't stop especially at night!

UK is better - there's less street gangsters here.
Even people here drive like gentlemen! Ha ha...

fufu said...

London Caller : huuh?? i still cross like a malaysian in the heart of london :) lol anyway, not all drivers are good ones in london i would say.... gotta be careful too

William said...

So nice to sit at those benches...

William said...

So nice to sit at those benches...

fufu said...

William : exactly :) we need to transform jalan bukit bintang like this!!!

Mei Teng said...

Walking in the streets overseas is so much nicer than walking over here. Our streets here are just not meant for people to walk!

Winnt said...

de Novembro(15th November street) what a wonderful & meaningful street for me, how you find this street....bet i will go curitiba, because of the street name 1115....nice photos...
I must say..thanks for yr special info....bravo fufu

bluecloud said...

i like the floor tile with all the nice tessellations...and also the drawing instead of the line zebra lane...is so special...all the pedestrians sure will stop and look around...

小雪 said...

古时候的建筑 真的很美
现代的好像都差不多

Ayie said...

i like the floor patterns, very pleasant.

The structures however are so mixed, nevertheless such a beautiful place.

edward said...

那里的人好像很喜欢走路,连过马路的斑马线都比别人大条!呵呵呵~~~

行人道还有很多花花草草,地砖的图案还蛮特别大,走累了,还可以坐在露天咖啡座叹拿铁,看街头表演。。。。那里的生活真是很悠闲啊!

奇怪,你拍那么多张照片都没看到有贵妇拉狗散步的?难怪那里的行人道干净到没地雷了!嘻嘻嘻~~~

Sebastian Workshop said...

one suggestion, try to reduce the size of the side bar on right!!and are you still in holidays? yet to go back to your school?

Ai Shiang said...

The city looks quite bustling. People are here and there. Do you get traffic jams?

fufu said...

Mei Teng : erm i thik we have to force the people to accept the pedestrian street culture!!! well i will see if this will work or not in the near future :)


Winnt : haha i bet you will like the city more after reading all my updates about curitiba :) stay tuned lol


bluecloud : but for them i mean the local... they are used to it already...not feeling special at all...only the traveller like me observe the city carefully and slowly :)

fufu said...

小雪 : 對呀 高樓大廈幾乎那裏都一樣的 :)


Ayie : yeah those stuff will make the pedestrian street even more attractive to walk :)


edward : 這條街很繁忙的...沒有人會喜歡帶狗來散步...要都是去公園咯 :) 在馬來西亞累了 大部分的人都會去shopping malls休息的... 這裡就不一樣 :)

fufu said...

Sebastian Workshop : hahaha please concentrate what i am wring in the middle part of the blog... i am now doing my third semester in curitiba :) going to be finished though... lol


Ai Shiang : traffic jam? yes!!! but of course not as bad as bangkok and KL...

pusang kalye said...

waaah---why is the pop corn stall left there alone? where is the vendor? hahaha---everything here is really colorful---even the pop corn stall. lol

and the pedestrian lane---as always--genius!!!!

Matt said...

Nice - I love streets like these, so full of life. The buildings are quite interesting too.

kwai said...

brazil very nice.. i like it!!

Che-Cheh said...

This street name is very unique. I love it.

When you walk in the street, do you get stared at? (since you're orang asing) Just curious.

London Caller said...

Ha ha... Me too!
But I dare not to cross like this in Singapore - got mata watching you opposite - nanti kena saman. ;)

Rizalenio said...

As always, thanks for sharing those wonderful images. The drawings in the pedestrian made me smile.

冒牌周武王ΨomsΨ said...

不想看到HSBC bank!欠打!只想看到爸妈的银行--------MAYBANK XDDDDD

micki said...

What a colorful, clean, and fun city! Thanks for taking us there again, and will keep following you~~ :)

feline_Jodie said...

hey~我很久沒看文了~
as i am as busy as u, presentation, exam...

haha~ miss u so much, nice to see your are enjoying yr life everywhere as usual!!
希望我們繼續能在微小的地方找到生活的樂趣:)

i think this place like Macau ar~love the flowers

[SK] said...

i like this place, very neat and the buildings are all beautiful full with cultural elements in there..

stevevhan said...

haaaaaaaaay, i love so much the architechtural designgs!, in this year of my college i discovered that i am more into architechture and i regret that i didn't take it before!though considered it!:)

Yet happy trip and be safe!:)

lock said...

why the old building so similar to the ones in our country?

i know, this is the colonial style!

Bengbeng said...

when u going to curi tiba is sibu? :)

San said...

fufu的旅行真精彩
如果你到過澳門
可能會讓你覺得
這裡有些地方跟澳門很相似

fufu said...

pusang kalye : erm... i still have many interesting stuff wanna share with you guys ya :) stay tuned for the pop corn stuff... lol


Matt : erm is curitiba very different to toronto??


kwai : erm so far the brazilian cities i have been to are really nice... lol

fufu said...

Che-Cheh : there's so many asian people here... hahaha i am only one of them... lol but well it's a very international city so, nobody cares >< yeah the street is interesting :)


London Caller : hahaha erm well i think not every part of singapore... you just have to know where to do so :) and be careful


Rizalenio : yeah... like the creativity of the people here :) a very nice street to walk =p

fufu said...

冒牌周武王ΨomsΨ : hahaha hsbc is nice!!! because they speak english lol


micki : hehe your are welcome!!! do come back for more pictures ok? thanks =p


feline_Jodie : yeah all the best for the two of us ya :) hahhaa =p as for me i am lazy lately...because wanna enjoy life hahhaa


SK : yeah i like the city very much ya :) wish can explore more :)

fufu said...

stevevhan : ohh really? erm gotta make the decision that woult make you happy ok? good luck


lock : yeah one of the reasons :) i am still figuring out more similarity ya


Bengbeng : erm i am not sure... well will plan once i am back home in sept 2011 ok?

fufu said...

San : 我有去過澳門 :) 我也覺得有些地方很像澳門的

MKL said...

Great pics!!! :D Reminds me of the Portuguese paving in Macau :)

I watched the videos and I didn't know they have a street busker (read clown) to do such stuff. Never seen something like this in Europe. The second video is funny, but towards the end your focus shifted to what would've be an Asian girl. Is it? :)

fufu said...

MKL : haha yeah the portuguese colonial :) and you damn seriously checking out my videos ya!!!! lol and well it's very common to see asian people here though XD

Rafael Lam said...

Rua Quinze de Novembro? (15th November Street) Remind me the street in Macau call "十月初五街"!
But here is more beautiful, is more like 新馬路!

fufu said...

Rafael Lam : 十月初五街 and 新馬路?? erm i have forgotten name of the streets... wanna go back and visit again :) lol