Monthly Archives: August 2015

Commuting Chronicles: Manchester bus 192 woes

Originally posted on Manchester / Malmö:
I’m currently sitting on bus 192 from Manchester city centre out to Stockport. This is the worst bus route I’ve been on in my life. Why, you ask? Well… Here are some sporadic thoughts: 1.…

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Feira Hippie de Ipanema, Ipanema Hippie Fair

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In Conversation: Juliana Barbassa

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How Cheap Will Solar Get? #Auspol

If current rates of improvement hold, solar power will be incredibly cheap by the time it’s a substantial fraction of the world’s electricity supply, writes famous author and thinker Ramez Naam. According to Naam, electricity cost is from now on … Continue reading

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For Brazil’s 1 Percenters, The Land Stays In The Family Forever – Lourdes Garcia-Navarro AUGUST 25, 2015 4:49 AM ET

Almost everyone who owns a home in the city of Petropolis — where the Brazilian royal family once had a summer palace — still pays tax to the descendants of the former rulers. Amadeu Júnior via Flickr Here is a … Continue reading

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Brazil has tallest environmental research tower in Latin America

Brazil and Germany have opened the tallest environmental observation tower in Latin America, a 325-meter (1,065-foot) structure that will allow scientists to study the effects of climate change on the Amazon jungle, officials said. The Amazonian Tall Tower Observatory, or … Continue reading

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Long Lost Histories: Manchester’s Forgotten Burial Grounds

Originally posted on If Those Walls Could Talk:
Manchester has existed as a settlement for well over a millennium, since the Romans established a fort there since 79AD. The market town began to be transformed into an industrial powerhouse from the…

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Photo Postcards: Cristo Redentor From a Different Perspective

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There is no greater word to describe Cristo Redentor than iconic. The soapstone statue of Christ gracefully extends his arms atop Corcovado mountain welcoming all visitors to Rio de Janeiro below. Most people focus on taking…

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Alphabe Thursday O is for O brasileiro

Originally posted on Bald, beautiful and ballsy bint gets on her bike …:
O brasileiro deplora O interesse de amar Seus costumes, sua música Quer os outros imitar Povo assim e muito fácil Doutro país dominar ? The Brazilian deplores the…

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Eduardo Kobra, Brazilian street artist, to create five-story Bob Dylan mural in Minneapolis.

Originally posted on AMAZUNA BLOG:
Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra is known for his colourful murals, sometimes several stories high, all around the world. His work often consists of colourful geometric shapes intertwined with a realistic portrait of a person. He…

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