Comunidade Santa Marta / Santa Marta Community
Essa rua é uma das minhas ” Preferidas “, pelas árvores gigantescas e suas raízes idem.
Pelas casas que se encontra no caminho.
For the houses you find in the way
And right before getting to the top, you come across this magnificent landscape.
A good tip: if you go by car and go up Novo Mundo, follow the UPP signs.
Park your car and the rest is by foot.
First Panoramic at the top of the hill.
There were two goals – first to know the first community to have and UPP and Zequinha’s Bar.
In this part of the hill, there is a resistence spot for improvement. Even though new homes are being built, they reject it.
The problem of being a citizen is afford the bills – Light, water and municipal property tax.
Untill today, the only community to have a slant.
Streets and alleys are fairly clean and there is a selective waste collection.
It surprised me to find the kids playing spinning top.
A stop at Sonia’s store, before going to Laje M. Jackson.
Panoramic at Laje Michael Jackson. Place where de the video clip “They Don’t Care About Us” was recorded, in 1996.
Another panoramic of the place.
Keep going down through the alleys till you find…
The Mengão Street, where is located Zequinha’s Bar.
I knew abou the place by the book “Guia Gatronômico das Favelas do Rio” (Gastronomic Guide for the Rio’s Slums).
The best tidbit is “Frango a Passarinho” (a Brazilian deep fried chicken)
This nice cearence known as Zequinha, is an expert cooking the chicken. The skin is crunchy, tender inside with a wonderful seasoning. It’s worthwhile.
A beautiful brunette came to get the takeaway.
Mais um menino, ensinando a jogar pião.
Another boy teachinh how to play spinning top.
Panoramic at station 3, to go down to the main entrance of the community.