Monday, December 19, 2011

Feliz Natal!!

This is the Christmas tree in the lobby of our building, because our stuff STILL hadn't arrived yet. Hopefully in January. Fingers crossed.

And here are the boys showing off their die-cast (hard to see) bargain bin fighter jets that they got for R$5 each.

I'll see you after summer break. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Music at the Pinacoteca

I didn't have my camera, but this is exactly what the Pinacoteca looked liked from where I was sitting tonight. (Thank you Pinacoteca Benedicto Calixto website for the photograph.) Actually, the colors changed - blue, green, pink, purple, red. The house is painted white so it's chameleon-like when you shine different colors on it. It's right on the beach (well, across the avenue from the beach), and at one time was a residence. Now it's a historical site where traveling art collections are displayed and other cultural events take place.