ver-o-peso market

  • 2018
  • Belém Brazil
  • Photography

Ver-o-peso market is a market hall in Belém, Brazil located at Guajará Bay riverside.

It is called "Ver-o-Peso" following a colonial era tradition, since the tax collector's main post was located there, which was called "Casa do Haver-o-peso" ("Have-the-Weight House"). It was in the "Haver-o-peso house" that the taxes over goods brought from the Amazon forests, rivers and countryside should be paid to the Portuguese crown, but only after their weight was measured, hence the name, which later suffered a contraction.

exhibitions

  • 2018
  • Ver-o-Peso
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Casa Contemporanea