Ipanema beach is a popular destination for photo shoots. One main reason is that as the sunsets you get a natural golden glow. On this particular day I came across five shoots going on, the taping of a Soap Opera, Wedding, and three fashion shoots. Note the people in background of the wedding shoot were doing a fashion shoot for a local clothing company.
Two friends discussing the news in the daily paper in Salvador Bahia. It must have been important because his friend is cupping his ear so he can hear better. Or maybe, his just saying you can't believe everthing you read in the papper.
These guy's are out in water bright and early ever morning catching fish in these little boats. They bring there catch in and clean them right there in a little shop (to the right not pictured) and them sell their fish to the local vendor along the strip of Copacbana beach.
I was told by the locals that about two million people in Rio, live in Favelas. This particular favela has about 150,000 people living in it. It extend over this hillside and down the other side. This is were the poorest of the poor live in Brazil.
Ipanema beach foreground and Leblon beach in background. The Mountian Peaks are called two Brothers (Morro Dois Irmaos) and have Favelas going up along the side of it. Locals tell me that the people who live in Favelas have the best view of the beach in all of Rio.
Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. I've played the song "Girl from Ipanema" millions of times finally go to go to the beach were it was written. People start to gather at sunset to watch the sun go down it quite a beautiful site and very relaxing.
There's a lot to do on the beach in Rio. You can admire all the sand sculpture's that the local artist make or just play soccer for awhile. As for me I'll sit and and watch the waves and enjoy a nice cold coco.
Christ the Redeemer. This has to be one of the most recognizable land marks in the world. This statue is way up there (710 meters) and on a cloudy day as I found out can sometimes be covered up and not visible until the clouds lift.
In Rio there are lot's of ships in the port and out in the water waiting to come in. I've never seen so many ships docked out in a bay before then I remembered that in Brazil things take a long time to clear before being aloud in the country. I mean a long time.
View of Rio de Janeiro, with the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain on the left of photo.
Photo taken while crossing the Ponto Rio-Niteroi, on the way to Niteroi, a city of 5 million people 17 kilometers from Rio.
This lady Elineide, fixes shoes all day in a little kiosk. I stumble across her in my adventures in Brasilia, the other day. She did a wonderful job repairing the holes in the toes of my tennis shoe. In additions to shoes, she also fixes irons, pressure cooker, replaces zippers and is a wealth of information on were the shop. Thanks Elineide for all your help. Obrigado!!
While these two sisters were waiting to get their hair done at a local salon one sister decided to help the other one out a bit by getting some of the tangles out. One thing about Brasilia, is that the weather is so great here that shops like beauty salon will tend to people right there outside the door of there business especially on Saturdays were the walkways outside will be full of woman getting pedicures.
Well that's the best name that I can come up for, for this fountain. Seem that nobody here really knows if this fountain in the middle of Brasilia, has a name everyone I ask says they never heard of it having an official name. Maybe I'll come up with one.
The first day I arrived here I ask about recycling? I was told, yes we recycle. I then ask do I need to separate my stuff? Oh no we have people who'll do it for you. Great I thought to myself. I didn't realize the recyclers were poor people who pick through the trash looking for cardboard, soda cans and plastic items. At least this dear woman has a horse pulling her cart in a previous post I showed another woman pulling her cart while her children played around her.
Come as you are? Well not so fast buddy. Not at this church. Yes, it a lovely building but they have rules. One of them is that you can't wear shorts inside. See the people outside, there waiting for friends who were wearing long pants. Need prayer? Come back when your dressed more appropriately young man.
I'm not sure which color I like the best, the purple or the what ever color it is on the right. Just about everywhere I've gone in the world I see ladies coloring their hair this way, even on the not so young.
That's right theses are books at a bus stop. Here in Brasilia, you can read a book or magazine while your waiting for your bus to arrive. Next time I need a book I'll run down to the bus stop if I don't have time to go the local library.
Hey buddy, did you check that book out! Well, bring it back tomorrow or leave it at the next stop.