Friday, December 16, 2016

Ponte JK

Ponte JK all lit up last year for Christmas
Full Moon Over Ponte JK with Bridge Lit Up with the Colors of Brazil
For the last few years around Christmas time I like to go down to the Ponte JK or JK Bridge here in Brasilia, to photograph it and see how they've lit it up. This year I believe because of the crisis they didn't put any color gels on it or at least the last time I saw it, it was still plain white. Maybe next year.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rio's Street Art

Art Work at Olympic Boulevard, Rio de Janeiro  
Brazilian Folklore Character Saci
Graffiti in the Lapa Neighborhood Locate in the Center of Rio
Like all big cities in the world theirs no shortage of Colorful Street Art from Street Performers trying to make a buck to Graffiti on selective street corners. I guess its part of the Rhythm of the city.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Paqueta Island

Ferry Boat Station
Beautiful View of the Northeast side of the Little Island
Huge Boulder on the Beach
Just a 70 Minute boat ride from the the City of Rio de Janeiro lies the sleepy little Island of Paqueta aka Ilha de Paqueta. Yes, there can unwind enjoy the beach, sunshine and best of all no traffic because there are no cars there.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Escadaria Selarón/Santa Teresa Neighborhood

Tourist on the Selaron Steps 

Defunct Trolley Station at the top of the Santa Teresa Neighborhood

More Tourist on the Selaron Steps

View of the World Famous  Pão de Açúcar from atop Santa Teresa 
I took a quick trip to vist Escadaria Selarón aka 'Selaron Steps and the Santa Teresa Neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro the other day. I really didn't know that this place existed in Rio as its over shadowed by the Christ the Redeener and Sugar loaf Mountain or Pão de Açúcar attractions not to mention the beaches. It's quite an interesting place to hang out and see a different part of Rio.    

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Paralympics-Para Cyclist

Para Cyclist Competition at 2016 Rio Games 

German Para Cyclist 2016 Rio Games

Zooming Down Copacabana Beach at Para Cyclist Competition 2016 Rio Games 
Watching the Para Cyclist at the Rio 2016 Games was quite amazing to to see these athletics power their bicycles down the course on Copacabana Beach

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Rio by Night

Rio de Janeiro by Night with Christ the Redeemer Over Looking the City.

Rio de Janeiro by Night with Christ the Redeemer Over Looking the City
I couldn't decide which photo I liked best so I uploaded both of these. Definitely one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been too. I love the way the light is bouncing off the Christ the Redeemer Statue into the clouds as if to say, Jesus the Light of the World.

Friday, August 26, 2016

All's Well that Ends Well

German Fans Being Interviewed by the Local Press in Brasilia.
The Long Walk to the Mané Garrincha Stadium. You had to Park 2km away for Security Purposes  
Official Flag Bearer on Opening Day
Well, thank God the 2016 Olympic Games went off without a Hitch other than the fact that a few America Swimmer had a few to many one night and came up with a tall tale of being robbed. I had the feeling that things would run smoothly and they did even though Brazil, was bombarded with negative exaggerated stories from the liberal media.  

Friday, August 12, 2016

More Fans From 2016 Olympic

Young Iraqi Fan

Brazilian and Iraqi Fans Posing for the Media

Honduran Fan Just Glad to be Anywhere
Fans from all over the world descended upon the capital city of Brasilia, for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. So far everything has gone off without a hitch and hopefully as the games conclude here on Saturday all will have gone well thanks to God.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Iraqi Fans

Iraqi and Brazilian Fans Sharing the Love

The Iraqis Head Coach
The Iraqi Fans were out in full force today at the opening of the first game of soccer that began today in Brasilia, Brazil, for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Iraqis are hopeful their team will bring home the gold or some kind of metal or maybe just getting home safely.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rio 2016

Artist Rendition of the Olympic Village 

Rio 2016 What could Possible go Wrong?
Hopefully the upcoming 2016 Olympic games in Rio will go off without a hitch. Its a no brainier, want peaceful games just keep the Muslims out. But that would sense so it wouldn't work. Oh well, in the meantime I'll just pray or the peace of Jerusalem and Rio de Janeiro.  

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Poço Azul

Water Gently Flowing Over the Rocks 

One of the Seven Little Falls

Picturesque to say the Least
Deep in the Heart of the Cerrados or Savannas in Brazil lies a Beautiful Little Set of Waterfall known as Poço Azul. The trek can be difficult in reaching this place but you will be reward with one of the most peaceful places you can ever visited. Gods Handy Work

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Salto do Tororó

 River that flows at Salto do Tororó outside Brasilia, Brazil

Amazing Waterfall at Salto do Tororó, outside of Brasilia, Brazil
Beautiful and Peaceful is the best way to describe this place. I love venturing out in nature or as I like to say, I love looking at the handy work of God. Nature in all its glory is like the fingerprint of God, proof positive so no one will an excuse of his existence. Its the fool that says in his heart there is no God. So, don't be foolish. Trust God in all you do.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Digital TV Tower

As the Sunsets on the Digital TV Tower in Brasilia, Brazil.
Do you sometimes feel like your on the outside looking in or on the wrong side of the fence? To me, as the world becomes more and more wicked that's the way I way feel someday's. But thank God as the sun raises everyday from the east I know there's still hope and time to pray for those who are lost dying and hurting.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

In A World thats Gone Upside Down

Parque da Cidade, Brasilia, Brazil 
This Reflection reminds me of the days we are now living in where right is wrong and wrong is right. In other words the World has gone totally upside down. In the natural it can be depressing so I have to remind myself that my hope and future does not depend on a mad corrupt world system but on the one who created everything and will one day soon, come back and rule the world forever with truth and justice. Maranatha quickly come Lord Jesus!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Demonstrators-Protesters

Protesters with a Mock Coffin Holing Up a Sign That Reads "Get out Dilma"

Protester Holding up a Sign That Reads "Goodbye Dear" to President Dilma Rousseff

Protester on the left Sign Reads "Enough of Your Lies and Get Out" on the Right Reads "Get out Dilma and Take the PT Party with You."
Tens of thousands of Protesters gather today in Brasilia, Brazil to call for the Impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. The mood of the crowd was enough is enough and we're tired of your lies.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Parque Asa Delta

Parque Asa Delta in Lago Sul, Brasilia 


Parque Asa Delta in Lago Sul, Brasilia

I love where I live. The weather is always nice year round and I always dreamed of living in a place like this. No place on earth is perfect but I'm always very grateful every morning when I wake up to be here and I thank God for bringing here. I just pray that I will make the most of my time while I'm here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Protesters Part 2

The Sign Reads-Lula Head Boss of the Bandits 

Praying for a better tomorrow

Protester pondering the question. What do we do next?
As the protests continued for several days in different cities throughout Brazil I was reminded that protesting (peaceful protest) all though nothing wrong with it seems to accomplice very little. You can't impeach a president with a protest it has to be done through legal channels and here lies the problem. With just about every other politician corrupt that's a can be a hard thing to do. The only answer is prayer.

Ephesians 6:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Protesters-Manifestantes

Protesters at the  Esplanade dos Ministérios in Brasilia

Patriotic Brazilian calling for Justice
Impeachment was the Order of the Day
A big protest broke out in Brasilia on Sunday (March 13th) about 100,000 people in Brasilia showed up and continues on in today in several cities in Brazil. They are protesting the corruption in the government and calling for the impeachment of president Dilma RousseffIn addition to the calling for the impeachment of the president the former president, Lula, was shall we say detain but not arrested by the Federal police for his role in the Petrobras corruption investigation fraud and money laundering. However to add insult to injury to the Brazilian people Lula, for all his involvement in this corruption, money laundering and fraud scandal was awarded a cabinet position by president Rousseff.
The sign says it all. Engouh of Corruption, Out Dilma, Out Lula Out PT

Friday, February 26, 2016

Isla de me Encantó

Part of El Morro in Old San Juan

Isla Verde on the North Side of the Island

The Caribbean Sea on the South Side
Puerto Rico, Isla de me Encantó. I never get tired of visiting this little Island Paradise. For such a small Island there is a lot to do and see there with lots of history dating back to Christopher Columbus and the boys.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fun in the Sun

Man Taking Photos of Piranhas 

Beautiful Stretch of Beach Just South of Aracaju Brazil 
Well, it Summertime again in the Southern Hemisphere and that can only mean one thing. Fun in the Sun especially here in Brazil, where there are no shortages of beautiful beaches.