Sao Paulo. A city of ever changing skies.

Monkey near the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro

We took a quick trip to Rio in May. Spent the morning on the beach and the afternoon overlooking the city.

Some photos from May. We went down to the coast of Sao Paulo and stayed in a house in the mountains by a beautiful river. I didn’t do any editing for these photos. I used my 24mm Nikkor perspective control lens. It creates the most amazing effects.

Airplanes flying into Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo

I went to a bar called Alto Harmonia with Tiago and Erik. You can see the a lot of the city from the roof area. The beer they brew is pretty terrible, but they do have some nice American beers and a good whiskey selection.

.さすが花ちるにみれんはなかりけり
sasuga hana chiru ni miren wa nakari keri

when cherry blossoms
scatter…
no regrets

~ Issa

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is, any more than he.
  

I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven.

~Walt Whitman

The journey to the cherry festival continues…

This part of the park was dying, drought has decimated some of the parks flora. There are many eucalyptus trees that are not native and require a ton of water. With Sao Paulo experiencing its worst drought in recent history the city’s green spaces have started to suffer. Reservoir levels are below 10% and the city is running out of time. 

http://online.wsj.com/articles/brazilian-agency-recommends-water-rationing-in-sao-paulo-state-1406651724

I spent a gorgeous afternoon with my fellow photographer Lou Gold at Parque do Carmo enjoying the annual Cherry Tree Festival (Festa da Cerejeiras). This was on our way through the park. It gets a lot more colorful. More Posts to follow.

Found this little guy hanging out in my friends yard in Sao Paulo.