Photographer's Note

A contribution to Fall 04 hunt
March 25th Street is the location of Latin America's largest outdoor market. On March 25th Street you can find just about anything you may be looking for. There are over three thousand shops located in the 2,700 or so buildings in and around March 25th Street. These shops sell various products including electronics, shoes, clothing, jewelry, furniture, toys, sunglasses, CDs, DVDs, and much more!

On a typical day along March 25th Street there are some 40 thousand employees assisting 700 to 800 thousand customers. During special occasions, like Christmas or Mother's Day, this number increases drastically and has even reached over 1 million people in a single day. If you do decide to visit March 25th Street I would recommend only going on the weekdays. On Saturday March 25th Street is so busy it's almost impossible to walk along the street because people from all over São Paulo choose to shop there. Of course, this photo was taken on a sunday rainy morning.

March 25th Street is one of the oldest streets in São Paulo and throughout the years has had many different names. The government finally settled on calling it March 25th street because of the historic importance of this date. March 25th, 1824 was the year the Emperor, Dom Pedro I, published the Brazilian Constitution.

Original shot, no crop, no rotating, only USM. I cloned a red nylon cord across the down side. Framed with PSP 8.0 (adding borders and 3-d effects).

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