Brazil Celebrates Soccer's World Cup by Painting Its Streets

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-06-20

In celebration of soccer's World Cup every four years, the people of Brazil head into the streets with colorful paints, brushes and rollers to paint their streets with decorative messages and images in the spirit of the games. They also decorate with streamers, flags and other items to give the streets a life of their own in color and images that portray their love of the sport. To commemorate this year's street paintings in host country Brazil, Google's Street View cameras recently captured images of some 37 streets across Brazil near where the games are being played in 12 cities in the South American nation. The painted streets show the energy, the passion and the excitement of the people in the host country, as well as their love for the Brazilian soccer team, which exudes from every painted player portrait, every painted Brazilian flag and every other image that covers the streets in the neighborhoods. Join us here for a tour of 14 of the painted streets of Brazil and get yourself a bit closer to the passion and pageantry of the FIFA World Cup 2014 tournament.


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