When in Rome...
Having visited the Fundaçao Getulio Vargas on Wednesday, it was the National Library’s turn on Thursday. I thought it might be a good idea to see if there was anything in either the archives or the newspaper section relevant to my project.
But you may recall there was a big demonstration on Tuesday andI had completely failed to connect the two. Consequently, I had overlooked the fact this might mean that everything cultural was closed.
Faced with a locked gate and absolutely no sign of life in the National Library, I did what I think any self-respecting Carioca would have done: I went off to lunch and hit the beach.