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Largo da Carioca Rio de Janeiro_16rf00085.jpg
Largo da Carioca Clock in downtown Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by corporate buildings. Made in 1909 by the Brazilian Iron and Bronze Foundry Kobler and Co., it is equipped with an iron lamp holder, topped by a four-faced clock, and decorated by three allegorical figures of winged mermaids, representing, commerce, industry and navigation. Harmonious coexistence between ancient and modern  - lampposts from the Belle Époque period share the urbam space with corporate buildings.