Friday, July 30, 2010

Learning Brazil History

Hi Everybody!

Wednesday I met a new park.

The Parque da Independência (Independence Park) is a National Historic Landmark located in the Colina do Ipiranga (Ipiranga Hill), near the Riacho do Ipiranga (Ipiranga Creek).

In September 7, 1822 Dom Pedro I declared our country independent of Portugal, ending the period of colonial Brazil. In this area are located  Monumento a Independência ( the Independence Monument) , the Museu Paulista, (better known as the Museu do Ipiranga), the gardens of classic lines, the grove and Casa do Grito (The Shout House).

DATE OF OPENING 01/25/1988

 Stephanie, Dad and me in front of the Monumento a Independência.(Independence Monument)

Climbing to reach the historic Casa do Grito ( The Shout House)

Casa do Grito (The Shout House).

Learning about Independence of Brazil.

The gardens and The Museum behind us.

Beautiful water fountains.

Hey family, my tongue needs water too!

Enjoying the beautiful scenery.

I met a girl.

The grove with mature native trees behind the museum.
Nice place to walking.

I met a kitty with scary eyes.

We saw this weird tree.

Another kitty.


I met another doggie girl.

I met a golden friend.

We had  a great time.

Have a great weekend!


Wyatt said...

Thank you for the historical tour. We love to learn about the places were our doggie pals live. It is very beautiful and of course we love the gardens!


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Thor,
That was a beautiful post!! Lovely pictures!! What nice places you get to go!! I love gardens and enjoyed see them very much! Thank you Thor and family!
I have writers block right now can't think of anything to tell you guys!!!
XXOO, Thinking Fern

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

What a lovely place Thor! Thank you for taking us along to learn about Independence of Brazil. That was fun!

Sam & June

Sam said...

Thank you for the history! The pictures are beautiful!


JackDaddy said...

I love big fountains! Thank you for sharing your city with us!

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a wonderful new park you visited!!!
Thanks for sharing with us that's soooooooooooooo interesting!!!!!!!!
We missed you tons guys....but our secretary is been soooooooooooooo busy at work!!!
But now we're back and we're soooooooo happy 'cause we could read about you and your fantastic adventures again!!!
You look sooooooooooooooo handsome as always and your sweet sis and dad are so beautiful too!!!
And..OMDDDDDDDDDDDDDD....your new layout and header are GREAT!!!!!!! your blog is very very very cool!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great day dear friends!!!
Tons of love and sweet licks to everybody!!!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Very nice Thor. Thanks for sharing ... learned something new today. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sagira said...

Looks like you got to see a lot of cool things.

ps. Watch out for the cats, one got me the other day!

Rambo said...

What a nice park you have in Brasil! I'd stay away from that kitty with the glowing eyes. She looks pretty mean. The girl dogs however look pretty sweet.
Yeh Dom Pedro!!

Adoro-vos Cães said...

Isso é lindo :0

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Yet another example of how khool bloggers are!

We get to learn about other khountries!

Thanks fur sharing!

I hope woo told those khytties all about me!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

How beautiful.. Looks like you had a great time...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Miley said...

What a lovely place! I'm sure you had a wonderful time. It seems you made a few new fur-ends too... although I'll doubt you made fur-ends with those scary cats...

Did you make a new banner? This one is very nice too. It is going to be hard to pick which banner you like best!

Cuddles and Licks!
Love Miley xxx

Lorenza said...

Thanks for the tour, Thor!
Sure it is interesting to know about Brazil's history.
Happy weekend!
Kisses and hugs

hero said...

Wow, that was a great outing, Thor... so much to sniff and so many places you visited. I like the water fountain, if only we can go in for a dip :)

Licks, hero

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

What a lovely place to visit, we love those fountains!

Have a great week!

Kimba said...

Great pics, Thor. I've never been there. Good to know I can hang around those wonderful places. Thx for sharing the pics.

Love, Kimba.

Sophie Lou said...

Thor I'm very glad you were able to have a little field trip! Stay away from the kitty with scary eyes. Her eyes are scary for a reason. LOL!

Deborah said...

That was great! You have a beautiful park there. I should really go to Sturbridge Village and take pictures. It is nothing like this, but it would be interesting!
Happy Sunday to you!

Meeka said...

That was a lovely tour of Independence Park and sure was nice to learn about the history of it too.

Matilda said...

Hi Thor!
Wow, what a beautiful park! The building is great! Did you learn a lot?

road-dog-tales said...

Wow! That is some fancy park! And you sure know a lot about history. Handsome and smart!
The Road Dogs


Oh thanks thor for the history lessons. I love learning about other countries. I have to agree your tongue really needed more water. It was SUPER long. and then you met a girl. great day for woo!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful park and the best part was that you got to go too, Thor! Thank you for the tour!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Thor,
I love that we are becoming friends!!
I have been feeding the wildlife for over 20 years and love them very much!!!
Thanks for your visit!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

You did a great job on your Brazil history report!
We love all the pics. Funny how a kitty has laser eyes in Brazil too!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

They didn't let you drink out of that big doggy fountain? :)

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