We have tried to get out and walk everyday, a small effort with no real affect I’m afraid. Yesterday, we walked down to the Praça General Osório or the HIPPY SQUARE as Camillo has always referred to it.
At the very beginning of Ipanema this small park has an open air market every Sunday, from about 10 am until maybe 3 in the afternoon. It is a great place to find simple trinkets, leather handbags, and custom designed jewelry that doesn’t cost and arm or a leg. There are (buyer beware) things ‘made in China’ but the majority of vendors sell handcrafted items. I have bought hand puppets and well dressed, soft bodied baby dolls for just about every grandchild or little girl that I know from one of the vendors. Generally I go by at Christmas and before travel to the States looking for presents.
Yesterday a few different items caught my eye and (surprise!) I took some photos for you to see for yourself. So typically Brazilian – the strings of colored beads, crystals from Brazil and wooden, painted parrots to hang in a window,
look what I brought home for the apartment’s kitchen table -