quarta-feira, 23 de março de 2011


This question INTANGIBLE CULTURAL PRESERVATION not see with good eyes, because customs and traditions are like fashions come and go by and suddenly because of "certain laws", a community bound to traditions that no longer make sense. Also because the ideas and beliefs change and the state want to require that certain cultures should be preserved to me seems absurd. What is good and useful stand alone without government support, which not provides or is exceeded, it is forgotten, and at most remembered in books and museums ... Playing with oxen and sling mud was already ...
By Historien Valdemir Mota de Menezes


Good morning everyone,

Do not want to be antagonists, on the issue of intangible heritage, but I think the government should be more concerned with education, housing, public safety, and promote open work areas and instead of investing public money in such festivities. Should be removed almost all holidays, and the government should not give a cent for group parties are minority or majority. The public should be well beyond the interests of this or that pubic.

Let the Catholic party and to afford its religious festivals, clubs and let the fans to afford the World Cup. The soccer teams have to pay for police security at their events. For those who organize an event should stand him. If you are not able to make, do not do it with public money.

I despise these attitudes of city hiring their weight in gold artists, singers and even put the whole infrastructure of the state to organize carnival and other events said INTANGIBLE ASSETS.

This conversation that encourage such parties bring profits to the municipality does not convince me. What gives the private sector will profit with all up to earn revenue. Here in Santos, was built a huge white elephant, a gym opened in 2010. It cost a fortune to build and will cost another fortune to maintain it, is used occasionally by local residents, practically built for the intercity games of 2010 in São Paulo that took place in Santos. This flies.

In World Cup 2010, South Africa has spent billions of dollars to organize the World Cup, and next to one of the most modern stadiums in the world was not a school that was undergoing reform since the 70's ...

I have not sold as of cultural ... I think the government should spend on culture, but culture useful as museums, libraries, zoos, orchards, things that bring science, knowledge and human betterment exterior and interior. Last week I was in Ibirapuera Park. I was amazed at that park .... Lots of security, very green, clean toilets, museums and a great planetarium, which paid the alms of five dollars to watch a show about an hour with German technology. This is immaterial, it is human progress. Carnival?? Send to Brahma, Antarctica and other companies that profit from this party, organize, and to afford ...

By Historien Valdemir Mota de Menezes

sexta-feira, 18 de março de 2011


The house was built in 1895 by Baron Paranapiacaba. Inside there are still ruins of the 1st brick building in Brazil, which hosted Martim Afonso from 1532 to 1533. It currently has an exhibition space that is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 18pm and Documentation Centre (Cedomir), which is open Monday to Friday from 8h to 18h. Martim Afonso House is in the Square on January 22 No. 469, in Downtown. Quoted from the site of the City of San Vicente by historian Valdemir Mota de Menezes

I live in Cubatao, but alive and lived most of my life in St. Vincent, where I work. I need not speak of the importance of St. Vincent in the historic setting of Brazil, as this was the first town in Brazil. Recently I was in the House Martim Afonso, who is in the center of town. Here is more than a museum, is an archaeological site, as there are residues sambaqui.

The historian who accompanies visitors told us that the city schools schedule guided tours so that students can get closer to subjects related to history. One of the pieces that caught my eye in the house Martim Afonso, was a stone with inscription ONE thousand five hundred little and that was part of the facade of a church.