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Friday, December 18, 2009

FSO - Rio Dressed for Christmas

I've have been experiencing technical difficulties - one: I left the power supply for my computer in Friburgo and can't spare the 6 hours it would take to go back and get it.... AND not one store here that sells HP accessories.... "they will import the computer/laptop/printer etc, but not the accessories" - drat and double drat - this is SO Brazilian! Course you are not supposed to forget your power supply either when you leave home for 14 days. Now I am on Camillo's spare laptop (yes he keeps duplicate of everything including power supplies - but none of them fit mine) and don't have my 'Live Writer' nor my photo archives.....and the computer is in Portuguese, did I mention that......


Oh, back to the Friday Shoot out .... yesterday I walked down to the Lagoa to catch the tree lighting at 7pm and at 6:50 lightening and big drops of rain began to fall - I skeedaddled back to the apartment with only a couple shots - After dinner with all of Vivi's family, the twins and I walked down again, in the rain and wind (See what great lengths I go to for you all.) BUT all the photos were blurry. It is hard to hold an umbrella in the wind and take a nightime photo at the same time. I am going to post anyway. If I can get down there again tonight and make a better effort, I will post new ones tomorrow before we fly to France.
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Ipanema is one of the most affluent areas in Rio de Janeiro but it does not "dress for Christmas" Inside the little gallerias you may find a small tree and some lights, some sparkles and baubles in the windows but there no coordinated effort to decorate the streets - it is pretty sad actually. They do line the sidewalks with red carpet that after weeks of rain look pretty - well tacky - (see last year's post http://gingersflowers.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-eve-in-rio.html)
The Photo in the header was taken a few weeks ago in Leblon shopping. Not bad.
You all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - keep a look out, I will try to post from Paris a couple of times......

11 comments:

  1. I love your header. Not bad at all. Well, isn't that just the way, raindrops when you need a clear sky. Sorry your photos turned out blurry but will come back if you post more. Have fun.

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  2. Great photos! I especially like the daytime shot. It looks like a waterfall in the upper right.

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  3. That's what I like about the Shootouts - the great variety!
    Have a fabulous Paris vacation. (You'll want to dress warmly, but they will at least have any techno gizmo you need if you forget something.)

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  4. How neat to see a tree out on the water. :)

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  5. Oh what a glorious banner presented here! I love it...you did pretty good getting this up in spite of the HP difficulties!

    Thanks for the call, and I look forward to hearing about your trip!

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  6. Forgetting the power supply is something I'd do Ginger lol
    Love the new header.

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  7. Your header is breathtaking! I almost forgot to look at the post. I imagine that tree out on the water looks spectacular lit up and reflecting. Have a wonderful trip!

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  8. Great photos as usual! Love the new header photo!

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  9. Wow that's a HUGE tree!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  10. The Header photo is awesome and the video is a lot of fun! Nothing like contending with night, winds, umbrellas and a camera at the same time!

    Have a safe flight!

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  11. Yes, I loved the video too! Did it ever change? Change into what? You had me on the edge of my seat! Somehow it reminded me of Andy Warhol.

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