Bonde Tram in Rio’s Santa Teresa Celebrated by Artists

The historic bonde (tram) running between the city center and the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood has received a mosaic tribute from local and international artists.

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Serving as public transport for Santa Teresa residents for more than 120 years, the bonde (tram) that links the bohemian neighborhood with Rio’s Centro has received a tribute from local and international artists.

A mosaic panel was unveiled on the walls of Santa Teresa this Saturday, with contributions from some ninety artists.

The idea was conceived by plastic and mosaic artist Andrea Aires Imbiriba, who wanted to honor the tram as a part of the area’s cultural heritage. Through her own social networks, she got in touch with artists . . .

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