Lots of ordinary things are given an unusual, colorful twist in Brazil, and my visit to São Paulo last week showed me plenty of examples. One that surprised even my husband, who is a native of that city, was the new orelhões, or “big ears,” that we saw while driving and walking around. The “big ears” are actually large, rounded pay phones that were originally designed in the 1970s to make an efficient phone booth with better acoustics (important in noisy Brazilian cities). However, new designs have popped up like this one across the street from the striking red pillars of the Museum of Art of São Paulo. What do you think?
“Big Ears” in Brazil — Photo of the Day
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Welcome! I'm Jenna. This Is My Happiness reflects my passion for culture, art, and travel. I write about these topics with the aim of providing a deeper look at destinations. I also write for Travel Mindset and am an AFAR ambassador.