Saturday, January 19, 2008
Sr. Manoel, continued
Not many people have full-pledged nurseries in Santarém, but there are lots of people who sell plants from their front yards. Few make a living from the activity. Perhaps what sets Sr. Manoel off from other enterprising folks is that he manufactures really classy vases. When you walk around Santarém, you'll see examples of his art wherever you go. Put his plants in the vases, more classy yet! These large vases in the background of Sr. Manoel are toys compared to some he produces. I don't know the details of vase making but I know that he designs his own vases and produces the fiberglass molds from which he makes them. Let me see if I can find an older image to demonstrate what I'm talking about.