Brazil

Straight lines in Sao Paulo

07
Dec
2013
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Zebra crossing in Sao Paulo
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

“There are no straight lines or right angles in nature.” That’s a very common believe and it’s definitely a fact that most of the times you see them, they are man made.

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Jogando Capoeira

23
Mar
2013
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Capoeira
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

If you read about capoeira, you inevitably make a journey through Brazilian history. Origins of the martial art lie in Angola, from where traditions were shipped across the Atlantic ocean along with countless African slaves. In their hostile environment slaves would say they were dancing when a colonist came along but really they were practicing fighting and preparing to fight back.

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The Bulls of Barretos

25
Aug
2012
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Rodeo
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Barretos (Brazil) is a small town in the northern part of the state of Sao Paulo. Founded in 1854, with currently about 100,000 inhabitants it would probably have stayed a rather insignificant rural town if it wasn’t for 20 young men.

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Illumination

05
May
2012
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Christo Redemptor
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Today’s story is about the illumination of the statue “Christ the Redeemer” in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

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Eye-to-eye with the jaguar

11
Sep
2011
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Jaguar - Pantanal/Brazil
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Wow, what an encounter. Drifting in log boat down a river somewhere in the Pantanal (Brazil), I suddenly looked into the face of a female jaguar. It was a short moment of eye-to-eye before the lady followed her cub.

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