Walking piece details
“Independence or death!”
Known as “The cry of Ipiranga”, the exclamation, by Dom Pedro I, is what is considered the moment Brazil became effectively independent, in 1822, exactly 200 years ago, this year.
From the center of São Paulo, I walk a circular route to the place in which Dom Pedro I proclaimed independence, and back.
Like the three royal rulers who set foot on Brazilian soil, I return to where I started, traveling through today’s Brazil to reflect on its past.
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