Curiosities

:: September CDP Theme Day: Curiosities

Curiosities

I never get it right why the Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro has this name because I feel a little forced to see it as a loaf of bread. Until I saw these forms at the Arts and Crafts Museum. They are 90x52cm and are polychrome brass. They were used for making brown sugar blocks for commercialization. The boiled sugar cane juice was placed in the form with a cap on the tip, which after 14 days is removed so that the molasses drains, getting a big lump of sugar that was removed. (I’m just not sure who first received the name.)
The first of the month is theme day for the City Daily Photo community (CDP) and this month it is ‘Curiosities’. Visit City Daily Photo theme day page to view many interpretations of the theme.

Nunca entendi direito porque o Pão de Açúcar no Rio de Janeiro tem este nome porque acho um pouco forçado vê-lo como um pão. Até que eu vi estas formas no Museu de Artes e Ofícios. Elas têm 90x52cm e são de latão policromado. Elas eram usadas para a confecção de blocos de açúcar mascavo para a comercialização. A garapa fervida era colocada na forma, com uma tampa na ponta, que depois de 14 dias é retirada para que o melaço escorra, ficando um grande torrão de açúcar que era desenformado. (Só não tenho certeza sobre quem recebeu o nome primeiro.)
O primeiro dia do mês é dia temático para a comunidade do City Daily Photo (CDP) e este mês é ‘Curiosidades’. Para ver mais interpretações, visite a página do tema mensal da comunidade de City Daily Photo.

6 thoughts on “:: September CDP Theme Day: Curiosities

    1. Me too! This Museum was inaugurated 10 years ago and, to my shame, I had never visited it. The theme day gave me the opportunity to go and get dozens of photos!

    1. Brazil is the largest producer of sugar cane and it was the main production in the Northeast during colonial and imperial times, using mainly slaves as workers.

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