Images of Brazil


The Galinhos Lighthouse
November 8, 2008, 2:54 pm
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The Galinhos Lighthouse

The Galinhos Lighthouse

Galinhos is situated the farthest up the coast and has certainly evolved from the times when it was just a small fishermen village. It is said that the splendid combination of the lagoas (lakes), the dunes and the sea is almost dazzling for the untrained eye. Galinhos is located 160 km from Natal and 50 km from São Miguel do Gostoso. At low tide, one can even reach Galinhos by walking on the beach from Caicara, which is a unique experience, enjoying the multitude of vegetation and the breathtaking seaside scenery. The romantic atmosphere in Galinhos makes you feel exuberant. If you want a quiet place where you can escape from civilization, Galinhos is what you should be looking for.

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Image from Genipabu Beach Brazil
November 8, 2008, 2:49 pm
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This image was taken at the Genipabu Beach north from the city Natal capital in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil.

Brazilian Image from Genipabu Beach

Brazilian Image from Genipabu Beach

Natal has a typical tropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures and high relative humidity all throughout the year. However, these conditions are relieved by a near absence of extreme temperatures and pleasant trade winds blowing from the ocean. Known as the “City of Sun” and also as “The City of Dunes” Natal is located in the northeastern tip of Brazil. Lying about 15 degrees south of the equator the sun shines on for more than 3,000 hours every year and the days seem to last forever. The average temperature in Natal is about 27 degrees Celsius. During the summer season it normally reaches above 30 degrees Celsius with the water at a soothing 26 degrees. The greatest amount of rain falls between March and July.

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Brazilian Landscape Images
November 7, 2008, 9:29 am
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The Brazilian coastline has many beautiful beaches and cozy fishing villages and touristic places. The state of Bahia has some of the countries most beautiful beaches and the photo below was taken at the Cassange lake on the peninsula of Marau.

Beautiful Brazilian Landscapes

Beautiful Brazilian Landscapes



Brazilian Food Images
November 6, 2008, 11:08 pm
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If you want to describe food and typical dishes in Brazil you are up to a huge task as the country is so big and the cullinary experiences the same. Featured image is from a new

Brazilian Food Images

Brazilian Food Images

with images of Brazilian food, fruit and typical dishes. This image is a typical view when visiting the northeastern states in Brazil where fish and seafood is abundant.

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Brazilian Nature Images
November 6, 2008, 5:40 pm
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Brazil offers so much for the visitor especially when it comes to the variation of its abundant nature resources. From tropical forests to dry inland swamp regions like the Pantanal and much more. Only by visiting Brazil will you ever understand the beauty of this country and its people.

Sunset in Morro Branco Ceará Brazil

Sunset in Morro Branco Ceará Brazil

Morro Branco situated some 87 kilometers south from Fortaleza offers a beautiful sand rock scenary. The region is famous for its beautiful beaches and the colorful sand. You find many handcraft made here from the colorful sand found in the region, small bottles of glas with differen sand motives from the region.



Cumbuco Northeastern Brazil
November 6, 2008, 1:38 pm
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Cumbuco is a small fishing village 27 kilomters north of Fortaleza in the state of Ceará in Brazil. The beach is famous for good winds and has become a kite surf paradise with many Europeans and Americans enjoying the good winds and the cozy place. Cumbuco is developing slowly in a positive way with more hotels and also a golf resort by Vila Galé hotels from Portugal. Cumbuco has some amazing sand dunes where buggy tours can be made to see more of this beautiful region.

Cumbuco Sand Dunes

Cumbuco Sand Dunes

The amazing dune landscape in cumbuco is combined with coconut palms and sweet water lakes such as the Lagoa do Banana.

For those that like kitesurfing winds here are very good for that kind of activity.

The Cauipe Lake near Cumbuco

The Cauipe Lake near Cumbuco

The Cauipe lake is perfect for beginners to learn kitesurfing.

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Jericoacoara Brazil
November 4, 2008, 12:51 pm
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Jericoacoara is a virgin beach hidden behind the dunes of the west coast of Ceará, Brazil. Selected by the Washington Post as one of the Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, Jeri, as it is called colloquially by locals, consists of deep blue lagoons, calm seas and huge dunes.

Picture of Jericoacoara

Picture of Jericoacoara

Since 1984, the area around Jericoacoara was declared an Environmental Protection Area (APA) and became a National Park in 2002. This brought many building restrictions and tourism controls to help preserve the area.

The distance to bigger cities and the difficulties of access also helped to keep the beach and the village isolated. Only 15 years ago, Jeri was a fishing village, without any contact with modern civilization, where electricity was generated by diesel engines and street illumination came from the moon and the stars. After the Washington Post selection was published, tourism grew rapidly and the beach village became one of the most popular destinations on the Brazilian coast. Electricity arrived in the village in 1998 and today, hot showers and air conditioning are no longer luxuries. However, since the illumination of the streets is forbidden by local law, the moon and stars still give street illumination.
Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil

The trip to Jeri represents a natural obstacle but it is part of the experience. The road from Fortaleza to Jericoacoara presents beaches and rustic villages. The last 45 minutes you complete off-road “on-sand”, among dunes and along a beach.

The village has streets covered by the sand, which comes from the dunes in front of the sea. Jericoacoara is also used for windsurfing and sailing.

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Images of Salvador Brazil
November 3, 2008, 6:40 pm
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Salvador

Salvador

The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in the northeastern region of the country. Over 80% of the population of metropolitan region of Salvador has some Black African ancestry. The African influence in many cultural aspects of the city makes it the center of Afro-Brazilian culture. The historical center of Salvador, frequently called the Pelourinho, is rich in historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

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Images of Iguazu Falls
November 3, 2008, 1:37 pm
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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls

The bridges leading out over the Argentinean falls. The Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat in English; Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped 150-metre-wide and 700-metre-long (490 by 2300 feet) cliff, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil.

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Images from Fortaleza Brazil
November 3, 2008, 9:28 am
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Fortaleza

Fortaleza

Fortaleza is the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. With a population of over 3.4 million (metropolitan region), Fortaleza has an area of 313 square kilometres (121 sq mi). To the north of the city lies the Atlantic Ocean; to the south are the cities of Pacatuba, Eusébio, Maracanaú and Itaitinga; to the east is the county of Aquiraz and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west is the city of Caucaia. Residents of the city are known as Fortalezenses. On Beira-mar Avenue, kiosks and restaurants offer regional seafood, Sushi, Brazilian dishes and many more varieties of food; there are also many bars which provide anything from beer to cocktails. At the handcraft fair (the feirinhá), many stands show embroidery and leather work, as well as jewellery and regional food or artisinal cachaca’s. Of the urban beaches in Fortaleza, Praia do Futuro is the most frequented and is characterized by restaurants along the beach, each one with its own musical style and decoration.

The statue of Iracema refers to the legend of the Indian which was depicted in a novel by José de Alencar, a famous Brazilian authour who orginated from Fortaleza. Mucuripe Beach holds the Lighthouse Museum. Opened in 1846, the lighthouse was active for 111 years, until it was closed in 1957. Dragão do Mar Art and Culture Center holds the Cearense Culture Memorial, the Contemporary Art Museum and Rubens de Azevedo Planetarium, as well as movies and theaters. Besides this, many old warehouses were refurbished and became bars and restaurants surrounding the central area of town. There are cuisine and show options in the evening. It is most certainly one of the trendiest places to be seen.
Nightlife includes bars, nightclubss and restaurants, opened every day in the week, besides the characteristic comedy shows that have introduced nationally famous artists. An off-season carnival, Fortal, happens in Fortaleza in July. With a remodeled structure in 2008, the event has parking lots, bleachers, stalls and food court. The event lasts 4 days and around 1.5 million people enjoy the nationally famous axé music bands. Fortaleza also stages music festivals in Brazil, such as Ceará Music. This yearly event includes local artists and international pop rock stars for 3 days. Around 25 thousand people enjoy the fun and several concerts, electronic music tents, and fashion shows.
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Images from Chapada Diamantina
November 2, 2008, 12:18 pm
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This image was taken in Chapada Diamantina and the location is Fumacinha. To see more images of this category go to the category Chapada Diamantina on the webpages.

Located in the heart of Bahia, Chapada Diamantina is cut by mountains, large plateaus, rivers, rapids, waterfalls, caverns and transparent pools of water. It has several springs sprouting from the rocky cliffs and more than 35 rivers – the largest are the Paraguaçu and Preto Rivers. Due to relief variations and to diverse forms of vegetation, the fauna is very rich and some species can be seen very easily, such as humming birds, parakeets, parrots, capybaras, and small lizards. It also has some small rodents, known as mocós (a kind of guinea pig) – which adapt from the feet of calcareous hills to the plateaus, over the mountain – and even some species of large mammals threatened with extinction, such as jaguars and pumas.Chapada Diamantina’s attractions are innumerous, which make it difficult to choose where to start. One of these is the Enchanted Well, which receives sun rays from 10:30AM to 12:30PM, allowing the observation – through turquoise blue water – of even the tiny stones deposited 61 m deep. It is located in one of the many caverns in the area and it is the Chapada’s most famous postcard, but bathing is prohibited there.

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Images from Natal Rio Grande do Norte
November 2, 2008, 5:25 am
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Featuring a new category with images from Natal

Natal Cliffs, rivers discharging in the sea and mangroves full of natural life complement the spectacle that converts the capital of the State of Rio Grande do Norte into one of the most attractive tourism options in Brazil. In Natal, visitors can enjoy more than 300 sunny days a year, an average temperature of 260c (780 F) and breathtaking beaches that invite to leisure and sea-bathing. White dunes surrounded by coconut groves, clear and warm waters – everything there conspires to make your stay in the city the most pleasant as possible! Moreover, the almost 700 inhabitants of the city enjoy an excellent urban infrastructure.

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Images from Fernando de Noronha
November 2, 2008, 4:22 am
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Fernando de Noronha


The main island has 17 km², with a length of about 10 km and a maximum width of 3,5 km. Its perimeter has about 60 km. The island is uneven, has various elevations, from which the most important are: the Morro do Pico (Peak Mount) with 323 m hight; the Morro do Espinhaço (Spine Mount) with 223 m; the Morro do Francês (Frenchman Mount) with 195 m; the Alto da Bandeira (Flag Height) with 160 m; the Morro do Curral (Farmyard Mount) with 126 m; and the Morro de Sto. Antônio (Saint Antony Mount) with 105 m.
On this island there are the historic sites (Vila dos Remédios, Vila da Quixaba, ruins of the Forts of São Pedro do Boldró, of Sto. Antonio, of N.Sª da Conceição and Parque de Sant’Ana), the civilian residential villages, the village of the Flight Protection Department, the Airoport, the day nursery, the School, the Hospital, the Tubarão Power Station, the Piraúna Water Treatment Station, the Desalination Station, the Garbage Treatment Station and the Telephone services. Part of this island is a National Marine Reserve since 1988 and there is a division identified as Environmental Protected Area – EPA with about 8 km² and PARNAMAR / FN Area with 112,7 km², which comprises the marine portion up to a sea depth of 50 m (isobathic). Around this bigger island other small islands, cliffs and islets constitute the praised landscape by scientists and troubadours. They are the SECONDARY ISLANDS and today it is known that all of them were binded together, forming only one block. They were separated along million of years due to the marine erosion. Click on the links below to know each of these islands.

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Brazilian images of Rio de Janeiro
November 2, 2008, 12:09 am
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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (“River of January”), is the second largest city of Brazil, after São Paulo. The city is capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. It was the capital of Brazil for almost two centuries, from 1763 to 1822 while it was a Portuguese colony and from 1822 to 1960 as an independent nation. It was the capital of the Portuguese Empire from 1808 to 1821. Commonly known as just Rio, the city is also nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa, or “The Marvelous City”.

Apart from Carnaval, New Year is also a major event in Rio. It’s celebrated with concerts and firework displays all around Rio, the largest one being in Copacabana beach. People wear white clothes, and some of them make offerings to Iemanjá, a deity in many of the Afro-Brazilian religions (e.g. Candomble, Umbanda, Macumba).
There are several significant museums in Rio as well. Among them are the Quinta da Boa Vista (which includes the National Museum of Brazil), the Native Art Museum (primitives, with the largest collection of native paintings in the world, and the Indian Museum.
Rio also has one of the world’s most talked-about nightlife. Rio has a lot of nightclubs where the rich enjoy themselves and party the night away.
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Brazilan Images by Professional Photographer Alex Uchoa
sandals and coconut

sandals and coconut

We have just launched our new web blog with images from many wonderful places in Brazil on the domain http://www.imagesofbrazil.com