quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012

A vendor

A vendor of popcorn and coconut juice in Olinda. He was talking about a bike ride he did.

terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2012


Recife is full of contrasts. Few people are rich and many people are poor & very poor. Poor people live in small houses in the suburbs. This picture: small colorful houses.

segunda-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2012

domingo, 26 de fevereiro de 2012

Coconut trees

Brazil did not have coconut trees when it was colonized by Portugal in 1500. The Portuguese navigators brought coconuts to Brazil from India. Then, today the brazilian coast is full of coconut trees. Picture by Mateus Mendes, my son.

sábado, 25 de fevereiro de 2012

sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012

Blue building

This blue building is a hotel in the most famous beach of Recife: Boa Viagem Beach.

quinta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2012

quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2012


Fisher Museum. It's a very small museum. Actually, I don't know what there is in this museum, it was closed.

domingo, 19 de fevereiro de 2012

Dog in Carnival

A dog in Carnival, Olinda, photo by Elis Mendes, my daughter.


This photo was taken by Moacyr Lopes Júnior, newspaper Folha de São Paulo. This picture shows the Carnival in Recife, Saturday.

sábado, 18 de fevereiro de 2012


A souvenir shop for tourists in a beach of Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Recife Metropolitan Area).

sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2012

Carnival is coming - the giant cock

In Saturday, there is a carnival block called Cock of Dawn ("Galo da Madrugada" in Portuguese). Million people have fun in the Cock of Dawn parade. City Hall puts a giant cock in a bridge in downtown to celebrate the parade and Carnival.

terça-feira, 14 de fevereiro de 2012

segunda-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2012

Carnival before Carnival

In some cities of Brazil - like Olinda - Carnival starts weeks before oficial Carnival. Yesterday in Olinda, there was music ("frevo"), people, fantasies in the streets.

domingo, 12 de fevereiro de 2012

terça-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2012

No smoking

Smoking is forbidden on this site, says the advice. But the word "ambiente" (= place, site) is written wrong.

segunda-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2012

sexta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2012

quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2012

Sardine Bar

Placa do Bar da Sardinha que fica em Aldeia, um bairro da cidade de Camaragibe, Regi"ao Metropolitana do Recife.