Sunday, February 26, 2012

São Paulo by Marco Aslan

This is a video of the filmmaker's Sunday afternoon in São Paulo condensed down to three minutes that I saw on the blog Discovering São Paulo. I have gone back to watch it several times, and thought there might be someone out there that may appreciate it that hasn't caught it yet.

As I sit here and watch the Academy Awards, I'm reminded of the importance of music in film, and one of the things I love about this film is the music composed by Ludovico Einaudi. And the more I watch this film the more I know whenever we move away, I will have saudade for this place.

São Paulo from Marco Aslan on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Praia do Tombo

A couple weekends ago we checked out Praia do Tombo in Guaruja. It was FULL of people. And a bit rough, which is where its name comes from. Tombo means tumbling.

Note the PERiGO sign - danger. We kept the kids close. Their boogie boards with leashes were handy to keep them afloat.

And there was lots of running to and from the water because the sand was HOT!!!

After we ate lunch, I walked over to the less-busy area of the beach near the rocks, as my monkeys wanted to climb.

The view back to the busier part of the beach.

And back to the rocks.

On the way back to our umbrella, we stumbled upon a hunt. I think the crab was finally captured, but he got a 10 in my book for his posturing.

A beautiful day, in beautiful surroundings.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Move In

Happy Summer! I hope everyone is enjoying theirs. Or your winter, as the case may be. We had a lot of fun seeing our family and a few friends over our summer break. Always wish we could see more, but time is of the essence when we live this far away. So our things arrived from Canada while we were gone, and we scheduled delivery the week after we returned from The States. There were a few items that didn't fit through the doorway, and a couple things that the movers simply opted to bring up over the balcony. Here was the setup for hoisting an armoire into the living room, over the veranda balcony.
There were two containers of water at the base used as a counter-balance, and Otto tells me there was an electronic winch with a steel cable that hoisted the stuff up.
Up and over! They also used this in the office to hoist the desk in through the window, which can apparently easily pop out of the wall. Here the boys were checking what was going on below, post popped-out window.
And then we ran downstairs to get some shot of the desk-lifting from below.
Zoomed-in shot. It was raining, but that didn't seem to phase anyone.
Patiently waiting...
Here it comes! And in it went.
it's all here and mostly in-place. We have not, however, hung any pictures yet; still have to figure out the best technique for plaster walls.