Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Room with a View

Parça do Papa in Belo Horizonte,Brazil

View of  Belo Horizonte, from Parça do Papa.
Every evening in Belo Horizonte, in the Parça do Papa, crowds of people begin to assemble to watch the Sunset.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The city of Dreams. Okay, my first impression of the city of Belo Horizonte, is it's, well nice to be here and I can't to get out and explore some. The people I've meet so far are very friendly and helpful. And that's a big plus it's not the sites that make the city it's the people and then the food. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just Clowning Around?

I Need Your Vote
This clown (Bozo) wants to run for President. He would be in good company. It's sad to think that a lot of the worlds leaders today are nothing more than clowns unable to make decisions based on good common sense and most are surrounded by a cabinet of  fools giving them foolish advice. The man in the photo is just having fun he has no power. The men (clowns) that are running many countries today are also having fun but they have power.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Old Abandon Theater

Old Theater in Antigua, Guatemala 
I've been to Antigua Guatemala, many times and never saw this old theater before that sits on the outskirts of town. I even tried to find some info on it but couldn't. My guess is that it was built around 1735. Like a lot of beautiful old structures in Antigua, they just seem to stand there waiting to be restored.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Reflection

National Museum of Brasilia
I went to visit the National Museum of Brasilia, the other day, which is one of my favorite places to see in Brasilia. They bring in quite a few interesting photo exhibits from time to time. Upon leaving I noticed the reflection of the building in the pool in front. As many times as I've been down there I can't believe that it never caught my eye. Oh well, I need to go back and do some more shoots under different light to see what I can come up with. This building also reminds me of the Spaceship from the TV show Lost in Space.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Music Food & Fun

Dancers Perform at Gran Folia  

Delicious Food From Bahia

Percussion Section From Mamãe Taguá
As Carnaval came to a close last night in Brasilia, at the Gran Folia Stage there was no shortage of dynamic performances and food from different regions of Brazil, to sample.   

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Parade

Bloco do Proctão Parade
!930 Model A Ford

The Parade Continues 
Youngster giving it all she's got (top photo) in the world famous Bloco do Proctão Carnaval Parade in Brasilia, Brazil. I didn't even know they had Old Model A Fords in Brazil. Parade continues on in an orderly fashion through the streets of Brasilia.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rooms for Rent

Rooms for Rent with Toilets 
While traveling the back roads of Brazil, I came across this little, uh motel? What caught my attention wasn't the fact that it very luxurious looking but they actually have rooms with toilets for rent. Now that's first class. It reminds me of some of the band houses I use to have to stay at. I forgot to check to see if there was a pool. Next time.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fruit Stand

Fruit Stand
Little Pedro has a fruit stand on the out skirts of Goiânia, Brazil, he hopes to one day make enough money to buy a cell phone a bicycle and a laptop computer.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bus Stop

Parada de ônibus-Goias, Brazil
The Bus Stop or the Parada de ônibus as its known in Brazil is where families from small towns all meet to go to Grandma's for the weekend. Here we have brothers and sisters and cousins waiting for the next bus to arrive on a Sunday afternoon to visit relatives. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Vaqueiro-Cowboy

Vaqueiro or Brazilian Cowboy on Cellphone 
On the way to Goiania, the other day we passed a lot of beautiful rolling hill and country side and since this is the country side of Brazil, we came across this Vaqueiro or Cowboy on his horse talking on his cellphone. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fingers of God

Fingers of God
"Fingers of God" Sculpture in front of the Public Library in beautiful downtown Goiania, Brazil. I'm told that there is a mountain in Brazil that looks like giants fingers coming out of the ground and that's were the artist got the inspiration for this sculpture.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Little Toy Dog?

Isabella & Dinky
I came across this young lady the other day carrying her little pooch in a baby carrier at the Mall in Goiânia, Brazil. At first I couldn't tell if the the dog was real he was so still and fluffy. My curiosity got the best of me so I just had to get a closer look and still I wasn't sure. I ask the lady, Isabella, then if I could pet him and finally I could see the little guy was for sure a real dog. I think his name was Dinky. She was also nice enough as you can see to let me take their portrait.    

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dos Amigas-Two Friends

Carmen and Letty-Antigua Guatemala 
These two little young girls are are the best of friends when they saw me walking down the street, like a a lot of kids, they are curious about my camera, and ask me what I was taking pictures of? I replied, everything, then they ask me if I would take their photo, which obviously I did. Upon showing them their new portrait on the back of  my LED screen they were more than delighted when they saw their image and then ask me for five bucks. Just kidding about the five bucks. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Artist

Tired Artist
Being an Artist anywhere in the world can be a tuff job. Take Matheus João, here for instant, from Salavdor, Brazil, he along with his wife Isabella, work hard all week painting and making small crafts to sell on the weekends in the Pelourinho District of Salvador.

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's a Knock Out!!

End of the Fight
And the winner is?
After one round of fast and furious fighting Pablo, delivered the the knock out punch to Manuel who went down for count of 10. The good news  is both recovered from their injuries and no teeth were lost. They were protesting something, but nobody knows what. Photo taken in Bogota, Colombia 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sailing

Sail Boat on Lago Paranoa
On the weekends in Brasilia, Lago Paranoa is full of sail boats gently gliding across the smooth waters of the lake. As for me, I just sit and watch the boats go by and enjoy the view they provide until they disappear from site.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ponte JK

Ponte JK- Lago Paranoa
It seems like everywhere I go lately I have to cross this bridge the Ponte JK. I don't mind, the view is always interesting and depending on what day of the week it is there are lots of boats out in the water. I keep tell myself, I need to meet someone who has a boat so I can enjoy the view from the water. Preferable a big boat!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Old Homes

Old Red House

Old Homes and Cobble Stone Streets
Some of the old homes that you'll see in Colonia, Uruguay. Not sure when these were built but Colonia was founded in 1717.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lighthouse-Faro de Coloina

Lighthouse-Colonia, Uruguay-Built 1857

View of the Faro de Colonia at sunset over looking the Rio de la Plata
It was quite a climb getting to the top of the lighthouse but well worth it. I waited later in the day to go up in there because the first time I pass by the crowds were pretty big and, it's a good thing I waited till later because the spiral stair case going up didn't have much room for two people to squeeze by each other.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

La Perla-Old San Juan

La Perla-Homes with Ocean front views

La Perla
On the northern wall of Old San Juan sit the tiny neighborhood of La Perla. This area has been the the site of many movies and songs written about this place.The area was the site of a slaughterhouse because the law required them and homes of former slaves and homeless non-white servants – as well as cemeteries – to be established away from the main community center; in this case, outside the city walls. Sometime after, some of the farmers and workers started living around the slaughterhouse and shortly established their houses there.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

El Morro-Puerto Rico

El Morro-Stands at the tip of Old San Juan

Another View of El Morro
One of my favorite places in the world to visit is the small but very diverse island of Puerto Rico. This island has it all from sunshine,beaches, tropical rain forest, mountains, incredible food, great people and an never ending subject matter to photograph.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Spot Light on Youth

Parque Dom Bosco, Brasilia, Brazil.
Youth Pastor Thiago, teaching a outdoor Bible lesson at a local park in Brasilia. If you lose the the youth, you lose the Nation. Hopefully these young men will grow up and be strong and mighty warriors for King Jesus.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mad Grab

Ceasa Market
Young Carmen posing for the Camera 
Yes, it was a mad grab at the Ceasa Market the other day, one of my Favorite places in Brasilia, to go. As the day comes to a close some of the vendors just give some of the food away that did not sale rather than have to  take it back with them. During all the madness this little girl stop to look up at the camera. She knew a good photo opt when she saw it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Treasure Chest?

A day's pay in the future
Treasure Chest or a day's pay? After World War I  it took a wheelbarrow full of money to buy a loaf of bread. Today we have many countries having to print large bills. While visiting Colombia, and Paraguay for instants I would have over 100,000 dollars in pocket and it was not worth that much. These two guy's here illustrate what the future can look like. A loaf of bread for a day's pay. Revelation 6 vs 6