Escadaria Selarón, Rio MG_8908

Escadaria Selarón, also known as the ‘Selaron Steps’, is a set of world-famous steps in Rio. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as “my tribute to the Brazilian people”.  A sad story for this artist: after living many years in the vicinity and spending his time coloring the steps, he was found dead on the steps , his body with burn marks.  Color red is ubiquitous in this area and after leaving this street, one sees everything …red.

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