Lunch in Lapa (Sake & Edamame)
Inks and collage on canvas 12"w 16"h ©2014
Lapa is a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. It is located in the centre of Rio and is famous for its historical monuments and nightlife. Known as the cradle of bohemian, Lapa is also famous for its architecture, starting with the Arcos - known as the Arcos da Lapa, constructed to act as conduit in the days of colonial Brazil and now serve as a signal for the cable cars that climb the hill of Santa Teresa.
Since the early 1950s, when it began to be called the "Montmartre Carioca", Lapa has been known for its lively cultural life, concentrating many restaurants and bars where Brazilian artists and intellectuals used to meet. It was, and still is, famous for its many restaurants, bars and clubs where the various forms of Brazilian music can be appreciated, like the Asa Branca bar and the Fundição Progresso. The Sala Cecília Meirelles, an important venue for chamber music, is also located in Lapa.
Reference point for lovers of nightlife, one of the striking features of the neighborhood is the harmony found living among the most diverse of urban tribes.