OCTOBER 2011 to JUNE 2012 - PHOTO COMPONENT:
"DRY RIO /
Various Sites, Rio De Janeiro
Rua Das Laranjeiras, Laranjeiras - Restored March 2011 after complaints of stagnant water. Now dry. Was popular with homeless people who live nearby under the flyover (1)
Praça Ben Gurion, Rua Das Laranjeiras, Laranjeiras - Erected in 1965. Today, seats removed and fountain turned off to prevent homeless people using the water to wash (2). Now used as a 'cabinet' for those without access to toilets.
Largo do Prof Silva Mello, Cosme Velho - created 1975 now well and truly dry!
Praça Jose de Alencar, Flamengo - 'preserved' 2009, now dry. The reurbanisation of the square had also removed the childrens playground (3).
Praça Marinha do Brasil, Botafogo - 'revitalised' October 2010 to big fanfare (4). Now dry again and used as homeless place to hang out.
Praça Nicaragua, Botafogo - Moved here in 1924 and dry since at least 2010.
Praia do Botafogo, Botafogo - Once a beautiful crane that succumbed to felons (5), then an urn and now dry since at least 2010.
Praia do Botafogo, Botafogo - the Star fountain and dry since 2011 at least.
LIST OF RIO DE JANEIRO FOUNTAINS which ones are on and which are off (out of date but historically useful for data mining poverty and water:http://www0.rio.rj.gov.br/fpj/chafarizes_localizacao.htm