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Wordless Wednesday: Over the Rainbow

Iguazu Falls
Location: Iguazu Falls, Brazil

 

May 11, 2020 at 8:17 am 41 comments

Wordless Wednesday: A Rainbow Over the Falls

Iguazu Falls
Location: Iguazu Falls, Paraná, Brazil

September 11, 2017 at 8:39 am 14 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

Rio de Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It’s liberating. It widens your horizons. It introduces you to exotic food and allow you to experience a culture different than your own.

If there’s a negative, it’s the evanescence of it all. Just like the food and household items that you buy at the grocery store, each trip comes with it an expiration date. You better believe it, the clock starts ticking as soon as you arrive at your destination.

In a way, it’s isn’t really that bad as you tend to appreciate something more when you realize it doesn’t last.

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May 27, 2017 at 3:23 pm 11 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

Rio de Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Although I’m afraid of heights, it doesn’t stop me from going to high places. It’s worth the risk considering the reward. Aside from the splendid view of surrounding areas, it can be an uplifting experience (no pun intended).

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Cristo Redentor Cristo Redentor

Click any picture to enlarge
 
Visiting the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil most definitely fits the bill. It’s located 2,300 feet above sea level atop the Corcovado mountain and takes about 30 minutes to reach by train.

The landmark statue overlooks Rio de Janeiro where it has become a cultural icon and matter of pride. It’s 98 feet tall with its outstretched arms extending up to 92 feet wide. Standing on a 26 feet pedestal, it weighs 635 metric tons. It’s currently listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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March 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm 10 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

iguazo falls
Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
 
The Iguazu Falls are a real force of nature taller than the Niagara Falls and twice as wide. Iguazo means “big water” in the Tupi or Guarani language. The falls had been designated as one of the new seven wonders of nature in 2011.

iguazo falls
 
Situated on the border of Brazil and Argentina, they are composed of 275 water falls covering two miles and ranging from 200 feet to 269 feet in height.

iguazo falls
 
Walkways built around the falls add to the enjoyment of visiting the place.

The above photos were taken from the Brazilian side. Please click any photo to enlarge.

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