LAPC 99: The Old and the New

Amy of Lens-Artists invites us this week to show old and new with our photos and stories. On our last trip to Brazil, we spent our first week staying with friends in the southern city of Curitiba, which has well over 1 million inhabitants. The city has grown a lot since I was last there […]

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CB&WPC: Hickory Dickory Dock…

…the mouse ran up the clock!  The theme for Cee’s B&W photo challenge this week is words ending in -ock.  These are “-ocks” from my travel over the last two years. Clock Flower clock in the historic district of Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Nov. 2016   Locks Gatun Locks, Panama Canal (March 2017)   Rocks Rocks […]

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CFFC: Appropriately Apt…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week are things that begin with the letters Ap. In my archives I have photos that are appropriate and aptly suited to this challenge. I hope they meet with your approval! Apples:  Ape:     Appliances:  Old fashioned refrigerators (Bonanzaville, West Fargo, ND) Appetizers: (Oh, so appetizing!)   Appetizers and […]

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Wire Opera House

November 15, 2016 In the late afternoon, the weather was still decent so we went to the Ópera de Arame, (Wire Opera House) which we hadn’t had time to see before.  We got to the opera house just before 5 – it was supposed to close at 5, but there were lots of people there […]

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Curitiba’s “Eye”

November 15, 2016 We had a busy day today.  Eliane was determined to do as much as possible in the morning because it wasn’t supposed to rain until afternoon. We got a later start than she would have liked but finally were on our way to the Olho (Eye), the nickname for the Oscar Niemeyer […]

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Curitiba: Opera festival

November 13, 2016 This evening, we attended an opera at the Teatro Guaira, a 3-day run of an unstaged production of an opera by Carl von Weber, a contemporary of Beethoven, called Der Freischütz, roughly translated to “The Sharpshooter.”  It was the first time this opera has been performed in Brazil. The tickets were only […]

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