Executing the perfect display of nature in the midst of an urban jungle requires nuance and a complementing hint of the untamed (we like to think we’re decent at this). And the people of Porto Alegre, Brazil, seem to have it down.
The road known as Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho takes a stunning landscape concept and launches it into the stratosphere. Often called a “living tunnel,” the planting of Tipuana tipu—or rosewood—on either side of the throughway shades three blocks of residential neighborhood in spectacular fashion. Almost pushes me over the peak of motivation to learn Portuguese.
Click through for Treehugger’s write-up on this, the most noble of urban aesthetics (in my unsolicited and laughably snotty opinion). —MN