This is my last photo of the Petropolis's Travelogue.
Here I was at the bridge that link the two ways pf the Imperatriz Street which are separeted by this channel that cross this part of the city. The Petropolis Obelisk is in the back ground and is landmark of the city.
The Petropolis Obelisk is monument with 20 meters height. On each side were placed bronze plaques, rectangular in shape, measuring 1.30 m wide by 85cm high. On the front plaque is written:
"This monument, a landmark commemorating the 1st centenary of the Elevation of Petrópolis to city, was built by Mayor Dr. Flavio Castrioto, to perpetuate the name of Koeler who helped build this city to indicate to future generations, this past, the way of work and community progress."
In the the others plaques, a tribute of the City of Petrópolis to the founders: Dom Pedro II, Counselor Paulo Barbosa da Silva, Caldas Vianna, Aureliano Coutinho, Julius Frederick Koeler and all German settlers who arrived in Petropolis from 29 June 1845.
Behind the Obelisk there are historic townhouse tombed by the National Heritage Institute.
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- Copyright: Andre Gustavo (bona) (11180)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.0
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Petrópolis
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-09 9:28