Independent voices from the TWT Communities
They stand like nude sentinels, hundreds of feet above the stone pedestrian streets of central Sao Paulo. The life-size human silhouettes appear tense, perched on the edges of high-rises, prepared to dive to their deaths below.
Jessica Santana, a 20-year-old municipal worker, uttered to a friend Friday as they walked through Patriarca plaza, eyes fixed high above.
"It scared me, I didn't know what to think. My heart raced, I thought it was a guy getting ready to jump," said Santana, a few minutes after realizing the figures were not human.