Friday, March 21, 2014

Veu do Noiva-Bride's Veil Waterfall

Veu do Noiva, Standing 86m or 282 feet tall 
Bottom of the fall
The Spectaulor Veu do Noiva Waterfall located in the heart of Chapada dos Guimaares in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Unfortunately visitors are not allowed to go down to the bottom of the fall for safety reasons. Although standing from atop is pretty impressive especially when an occasional group of Scarlet Macaws would fly over head.   

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bloco "Pacotão-The Big Package

Dr Luis Medieros holding up a photo of  Supreme Court Justice Joaquim Barbosa.
Bloco Pacotão exibe faixa com referência às supostas regalias de presos do mensalão na penitenciária da Papuda...Note massive package shows range with reference to the alleged benefits of the monthly allowance of prisoners in the prison Papuda
Foliões usam máscaras do ex-deputado José Genoino e do ex-presidente Lula ...Revelers wear masks of former Rep. Joseph Genoíno and former President Lula.
Bloco "Pacotão, the most famous Carnaval Parade in all of  Brasilia, brings their fun and humor to the locals of this fine city. Poking fun of local Politicians and Judges for the things they have done or said throughout the year. I believe this group got there start in the 1970s during the Military Dictatorship when the Military would pass Big Laws known as a "Pacotão, The Big Package. I guess Americans could call Obamacare a "Pacotão, a Massive Package in this case besides the big disaster that it is.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Last Chance to Dance

The News Media was in Full force capturing this Moment in History 

Maria on the Agogo Bells

Paula on the Caixa or Snare Drum

John Popper of the Blues Traveler Looking for the Stage 
Well Carnaval, is now in full swing in Brasilia, as hundreds (not millions like in Rio de Janeiro) of people hit the streets in funny costumes, musical instruments and a lot of enthusiasm as the excitement builds up. Some people spend all year preparing for this event practicing their instruments and finding the right clothes to wear like this gentlemen in the bottom photo.