On Thursday I went back to downtown Porto Alegre. I first walked in the same area as on the first day (around rua dos Andrados), then made it to “Usina de Gasometro” passing “Museum of Work.” Usina de Gasometro (“Gasometer Factory”) is an old plant near downtown had something to do with gas lighting and got abandandoned with advent of electricity. It then got restored into “cultural center” and is now listed as the #1 attraction in Porto Alegre. I found it to be a mildly strange building with a somewhat interesting views of Porto Alegre from the top, though I wouldn’t mark it as a highlight of the trip, finding the downtown areas near the market more interesting. I also noticed that the city was plastered with posters showing President Lula in yellow underwear, under a heading “Lula knew!” – a reference to the ongoing scandal about government corruption in which one politician was caught with around $100k in his underwear (others carried their money in suit-cases).