Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sao Paulo revisited in my 7 Continents altered book

I'm once again joining Art Journal Journey and Sheila, this month's host for another Architecture inspired journal page that takes us to São Paulo.  You might remember we visited São Paulo back in September with a three page spread.

For this piece, I used a single image that I layered over three scrapbook papers and a doily.


The travel brochure had no information, except it was São Paulo.  I went to the internet and discovered it is the São Paulo Cathedral.  According to information I found on Wikipedia about the present Catherdral:
Construction began in 1913 on the site of the demolished colonial cathedral following the project of German architect Maximilian Emil Hehl, who designed a Neo-Gothic structure. Work proceeded slowly and the inauguration of the new Cathedral happened only in 1954, with the towers still unfinished, but in time for the celebration of São Paulo's Fourth Centenary. The towers would only be completed in 1967.

After a long period of decay, the Cathedral underwent a complete renovation between 2000 and 2002. Apart from repairing the building, many pinnacles over the nave and towers were completed. The original 1912 construction plans were found inside the building, allowing for a faithful restoration.
It was easy to recognize, not because it's the largest church in São Paulo, but because of the distinctive towers and dome.

Materials I used for this spread included a used file folder I colored with purple pigment ink, three decorative scrapbook pages, a doily, and an image from a travel magazine.
 
 Thanks for once again joining me on this imaginary journey to São Paulo, Brazil as we wind down the month of architecture at Art Journal Journey.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your page is beautiful love the colours, and the photo of the cathedral with the reflection - love reflections! Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great project again - I love to do this imaginary journeys with you Elizabeth! Thanks a lot for another entry to Art Journal Journey and have a happy Sunday!♥♥♥
oxo
Susi

Becky said...

Love your page simple but very effective x

Karla B said...

São Paulo is a melting pot.Many immigrants from Japan, Italy, Korea and etc chose it after WW II.São Paulo is a charming place, my friend!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Nice page on this beautiful cathedral! How interesting that the original plans were found inside the building and could be used to restore it to its original plan!

sheila 77 said...

I've so enjoyed my architectural travels with you to places I will likely never see. I love the way you've presented the information and photos too.

By Neymes said...

Oi Beth,aproveite que esta falando do meu estado,vem para Brasil e me vistar também. Beijo amiga.Valéria.

Halle said...

Yea! more Brasil! I really would like to travel in Europe some day but Brasil is a very close second. Now if that money tree would just take root! :)

Meggymay said...

The photo of the cathedral and its reflection looks awesome. You have made a great travel destination on this page.
Yvonne xx

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Magnificent building. You have really spent a lot of time in Brazil. Where to next??? xox

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this Elizabeth, the colours are once again wonderful! The cathedral looks great - the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool took a long time to build too! Chrisx

dawn said...

Hello! What a pretty page, learning from you again too, thank you!! Hope your weekend went well, mine was good but fast.

I won't be able to link up for T Day as I thought, 2 appts for the day and errands with my kids later on and the week just gets busier. Have a nice T Day and visits from everyone. HUGS!

~*~Patty S said...

I am a sucker for reflections!
The cathedral looks beautiful with how you showcased it on your page.
What a triumph to have it restored to its former glory after all those years.
oxo

johanna said...

i will never see These places in Person... the more i enjoy that you are taking me there.
and you are working quite similar to me: a lot of Internet researches made for the subjects. i like this, always curious for News!

My name is Erika. said...

What a beautiful cathedral! Who ever took that photo knew what they were doing. You presented it beautifully. I love the layering of paper and doily. Waiting to see where we are off to next!