Monthly Archives: September 2015

Funny Brazilian expressions!

A Brazilian… man doesn’t ‘have sex’, he dips the cookie. Or, he drowns the goose doesn’t ‘give up’ or ‘retire’, he hangs his football boots doesn’t ‘get drunk’, he puts his foot inside a jackfruit doesn’t ‘have a problem’, he is fried isn’t … Continue reading

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Pecularities of the Paulistas and Paulistanos – Part II

Hygiene These may or may not be the peculiarities of the entire Brazilian population but since I have not really explored outside the state of Sao Paulo, I would call these peculiarities of the Paulistas (inhabitants of the state of … Continue reading

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Stratum

What a whirlwind crazy 9 months.  I spent the last 9 months creating new work for a duo show with the fantastically talented Naomi Scheck.  She asked me if I would be interested in exhibiting my work with her and … Continue reading

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Manchester : the Central Library

Coup de cœur (ENORME) pour la Central Library de Manchester, en Angleterre. Ouverte pour la première fois au public en 1934, la bibliothèque centrale a connu une toute récente rénovation qui lui confère aujourd’hui un charme exceptionnel. Comparée au Panthéon, … Continue reading

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petticoats, piccadils, passages

Streets in England are a delightful change from those named after Midwest rodents, like Possum Run, or Otter Road. They’re named after lovely old ruffly things; petticoats and piccadils. Everything is Piccadilly over here. Apparently, it takes its name from … Continue reading

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Slowly but Surely

I don’t know the artist of this latest mural at the end of the Tib Street Substation in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, but I do like its cheerful, vibrant colours. Linked to Monday Murals Copyright Debbie Smyth, 27 September 2015 http://travelwithintent.com/2015/09/28/slowly-but-surely/

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The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia: an animated introduction to the bizarre life of a Brazilian musical legend

Happy birthday, Tim Maia. https://alfredogarcia70.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/the-existential-adventures-of-tim-maia-an-animated-introduction-to-the-bizarre-life-of-a-brazilian-musical-legend/

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Still in Brasil: A Slice of Bahia

I just finished a wonderful photography workshop in Bahia (a coastal region of central Brasil), with Ernesto Bazan. Ernesto is a terrific mentor and a man with the ability to explore new worlds, make connections with locals, and share his … Continue reading

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In Blow to Big Money, Brazil Bans Corporate Donations to Parties, Election Campaigns | Shobhan Saxena – The Wire

Source: In Blow to Big Money, Brazil Bans Corporate Donations to Parties, Election Campaigns | The Wire By Shobhan Saxena on 21/09/2015 The Brazilian Supreme Court ruling that corporate funding of election campaigns is “unconstitutional” because “it is for citizens to elect … Continue reading

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Merkel Calls for Security Council Reform To Reflect 21st Century Realities

It is now time that the United Nations Security Council is reformed to reflect the real distribution of power across the world in the 21st century, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday. “We need a new method of work … Continue reading

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