sábado, 17 de dezembro de 2011

Cow Parade

Cow Parade is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes. After the exhibition in the city, which lasts many months, the cows are auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity.

domingo, 11 de dezembro de 2011

quarta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2011

Tram of Santa Teresa

The tram goes into the heart of the district. All you have to do now is enjoy the bohemian lifestyle of Santa Teresa. On Guimarães Sqaure there is a collection of favorite restaurants and bars serving iced beer and good hors d’oeuvres. The tram tracks lead to Largo das Neves, with its lovely old houses dating from the 1850s and the 1860’s Igreja Nossa Senhora das Neves (Church of Our Lady of the Snow), as well as a series of very popular bars. After a serious accident involving one of the trams, the service was suspended and has no date to return to work. The city is working to get the service back to work soon.

domingo, 4 de dezembro de 2011

A heron (One)

Yesterday was a cloudy Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. Strolling through the gardens of the Catete Palace I found this beautiful heron that was my model for a long time.

sexta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2011

Flamengo Park

Also known as Aterro do Flamengo, the Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes Park is the largest leisure area of Rio de Janeiro. The place has a strong sport tradition. Flamengo Park is the arrival point of marathons, besides being one of the main segments of Rio's Cycling Race. With its 1.2 million m² of lawns, flowering shrubs and trees is one of the loveliest and most important landscaping areas in the city. Running along the shoreline from the Santos Dumont Airport to Botafogo Bay, this park offers a wide array of attractions.During the 2016 Summer Olympics, the park will serve as host to athletics, and road cycling events. 
During the 2016 Summer Paralympics, the park will serve as host to track and fieldmarathon and road cycling events. In the background we see the Sugar Loaf is one of the main postcards of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

quinta-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2011

Tiradentes Square

In the center of the square is the oldest public statue in Rio de Janeiro. Inaugurated by Dom Pedro II in 1862, Dom Pedro I honor her as a symbol of the strength of the Empire. On a horse, and surrounded by indigenous allegories, the Emperor has in hand the "Manifesto to Friendly Nations," he announced to the world the independence of Brazil.
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