It was originally an average cement stairway in the slums, the Chilean artist George Selelon refurbished it with tiles recovered from the rubbish, and later added donations from local tourists and his own creations. Each of the more than 200 steps is a painting. On both sides of the steps, it is also a wall with different heights created by tiles. The backgrounds of these two sides are red, and various patterns are spelled out in different colors. Each tile is a story. Some of the tiles on the steps are divided into two pieces, which are respectively attached to the upper and lower steps. When they are put together, they make a complete picture when viewed from the side.
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Ordinary places will also shine brightly, and ordinary life will have extraordinary flashes, such as the Selelon ladder in the slum, one of the symbols of the city.
Before I went to this place, I actually thought about it for a long time, because in some domestic reports, and in many film and television works, the public slums in Brazil are not very good. It was full of turmoil, so after I struggled for a long time, I decided to go and see. After all, I didnt want to miss such a place. When I found out, I found out that it was not the same thing.
I found out that there are many tourists here, all taking photos with cameras and mobile phones. The slums in the imaginary slums are not seen at all, so sometimes the prejudice is really harmful.
The Escadaria Selarn in LAPA was originally a common cement ladder in a slum in Rio de Janeiro. In 1990, Chilean artist Selarn began to renovate it with recycled bricks from the garbage dump. Later, with the donations from various countries and his own works, the final Complete this 250-layer work. Although there are many tourists, everyone at the entrance to the stairs will voluntarily line up for photos, but in fact, there will be fewer people taking pictures.