July 4th

Today we're going to trip back into time.  Opening week in São Paulo seems like a decade ago but I shot something in those early days, I never had a chance to share.  Welcome to the Minhocão!  It roughly means the "Big Worm".  In this case it's the nickname of the Via Elevada Presidente Costa e Silva, a four-lane highway slicing its way through the high-rises of São Paulo. But on Sundays, the city stops the traffic completely and the Minhocão becomes a social gathering place.  A group of teenagers on one side.  A family playing football on the other.  Runners.  Bikers.  Skaters.  Everyone shares the 2 miles of concrete and makes it their own.  On that note, Happy 4th of July!

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*All images taken with Sony α7R and DSC-RX1 cameras*

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/1000, ISO: 64)

    In the middle of the São Paulo cityscape is the Minhocáo. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/400, ISO: 100)

    9-month old Maria Sophie tries to get her mother's attention on the Minhocáo in São Paulo. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/400, ISO: 125)

    Joao Vitor Brandao, 11, plays football on the Minhocáo with friends. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/400, ISO: 125)

    Joao Vitor Brandao, 11, lies down on the Minhocáo while waiting for his friend to retrieve his football. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/320, ISO: 160)

    Denise, 25, shows her mother Maria, 59, which window is hers overlooking the Minhocáo. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/25, ISO: 100)

    Helena Lopes, 25, prepares for her engagement photos along the Minhocáo with her fiance Eduardo. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/400, ISO: 400)

    World Cup debris are left hanging in a tree along the Minhocáo in Såo Paulo during the 2014 World Cup. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/1600, ISO: 1600)

    A dog wearing a coat with the Brazilian team colors on it walks the Minhocáo ahead of her owner. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/4000, ISO: 1600)

    Bike riders catch a tiny bit of sunshine on a sunday afternoon on the Minhocáo in São Paulo. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/250, ISO: 1000)

    Juliana, 3, rides her scooter on the Minhocáo on a Sunday afternoon. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 2.8, Shutter: 1/320, ISO: 2000)

    Three-year old Lorena Alburque runs ahead of her parents along the Minhocáo on a sunday afternoon. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Sony α7R (F-Stop: 1.8, Shutter: 1/80, ISO: 2500)

    Pixação stlye graffiti, original to Sáo Paulo, covers the wall of a building next to the Minhocáo. Every weeknight after 9pm and all day on Sundays the Minhocáo, an elevated road cutting through the middle of São Paulo is open to pedestrians. São Paulo. June 16, 2014

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