This is the first of hopefully a regular series of posts I am going to do, which will focus on a small area of Sao Paulo which has a good selection of Street art. If any readers have suggestions of areas they think worthy of a mention then let me know in the comments section or get in touch if you want to get involved and have pictures etc to send me from a specific Hot Spot you like.
First up is Praça Matheus Grou in Pinheiros, a public park, linking the two streets Matheus Grou and Doutor Virgílio de Carvalho Pinto. Until 1993 it was an abandoned piece of land, which fortunately didn’t get turned into yet another apartment block. Praça Matheus Grou is a small and friendly park, with a playground and a couple of concrete football and basketball courts, areas to sit and relax with plenty of trees and greenery. The walls surrounding the sports courts are covered in graffiti..and its a good spot. I was last there in November, and this week in January when I returned the walls had already evolved considerably as you can see from the two panoramic photos I took below.
Praça Matheus Grou can be reached on foot from either Pinheiros, Sumare or Clinicas metros.. walk down either Teodoro Sampaio or Cardeal Arcoverde and turn onto Matheus Grou or Doutor Virgilio de Carvalho Pinto, depending which way your coming. Praça Matheus Grou is pretty much in the middle of the block between Teodoro Sampaio and Cardeal Arcoverde.