Feb 10, 2012

Stunning Street in Porto Alegre, Brazil is Blanketed in Trees

Photograph by Jefferson Bernardes

 

 

In Porto Alegre, Brazil, there is a beautiful street called Rua Goncalo de Carvalho that is completely blanketed in trees. Over a span of 500 meters (0.3 miles), the sidewalks are lined with more than one hundred Rosewood trees. The trees were actually planted in the 1930s by German officials who worked in a brewery in the neighbourhood.

Since then they have grown to towering heights, covering the entire street in a sea of green. It’s a lovely departure from the concrete jungle that envelops the rest of the city. Plans by various business to remove some of the trees for development have been thwarted by the active community and in 2006, the road was officially declared a Heritage Environment in Latin America, the first time such an honour has been bestowed on an urban street.

 

 

The most beautiful street of the world I - A rua mais bonita do mundo

Photograph by Lucas Pedruzzi

 

 

Photograph by Jefferson Bernardes

 

 

Photograph by Jefferson Bernardes

 

 

Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho

 

 

Photograph by Jefferson Bernardes

 

 

Photograph by Jefferson Bernardes

 

 

Sources

- Rua de Porto Alegre ganha fama de ‘mais bonita do mundo’
Rua mais bonita do mundo
Amigos da Rua Concalo de Carvalho
Arrobazona
– First spotted on TreeHugger

 

 

 

 

 

 

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