Saturday, August 25, 2007

Vintage Elevator @ CCC Rio




I was visiting an exposition this week at Centro Cultural dos Correios when I spotted this charming early-1920's working elevator. The show itself was pretty forgettable but this old lift was what kept me in awe and made my visit worthwhile. There is even an uniformed attendant to take you through the different floors, very old world. Unfortunately here in Brazil, specially in Rio, we are deprived of this type of cultural heritage as many old buildings were demolished to make way for "progress". Probably most Europeans wouldn't think much of it, specially in Paris where elevators like this are quite common, but I was delighted to find this beauty in my hometown.

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