All you need is a Heart

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Brazil. São Paulo state. São Paulo. A black Mona Lisa, a man smoking a cigarette and a heart on a sunday morning on the Paulista Avenue. The words in portugese written on the heart say: I love you. Public phone booth. The Mona Lisa (also known as La Gioconda or La Joconde, or Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo) is a portrait by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. It is a painting in oil on a poplar panel, completed circa 1503–1519. It is now the property of the French Republic and it is on permanent display at the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Paulista Avenue (Avenida Paulista in Portuguese, Paulista being the gentilic for those born in São Paulo state) is one of the most important avenues in São Paulo, Brazil. The 2.8 kilometre thoroughfare is notable for headquartering a large number of financial and cultural institutions, as well as being home to an extensive shopping area. São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and South America, and the world's seventh largest city by population. The name of the city honors Saint Paul. 06.11.94 © 1994 Didier Ruef