jump to navigation

Amazing … July 3, 2015

Posted by Georgete in Art, black-and-white photos, Photography, travel.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment

Here you go:  the “Catedral de Barcelona”; It was a mesmerizing experience discovering the church’s many chambers by myself.

Barcelona Cathedral by Georgete Pereira

Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Barcelona by Georgete Pereira

 

The Bean March 20, 2011

Posted by Georgete in Art, Chicago, georgete-pereira, Photography.
Tags: , ,
2 comments

The Bean sculpture is one of the most popular site for photography in Chicago. Everybody loves taking pictures of the city reflected in this art piece totally made of steel. I particularly have more fun shooting distorted reflections; images always turn out surreal.

Only recently I learned that “Cloud Gate” is the real name of this impressive sculpture. Chicagoans named it The Bean because of its legume-like shape. The sculpture is the first public artwork in the United States by Anish Kapoo.

Located at Millennium Park, the Cloud Gate  (if you will) is composed of 168 stainless steel plates welded together. Its highly-polished exterior has no visible joints. It is 33 feet by 66 feet by 42 feet (10 m × 20 m × 13 m).  They say the steel bean gave Chicago a fresh look. I think it gave it a super-cool look!

The Bean by Georgete Pereira

The Bean by Georgete Pereira

The Chicago "Pretzel" by Georgete Pereira :)
The Chicago “Pretzel” by Georgete Pereira 🙂

Sao Paulo Jockey Club – Brazil December 24, 2009

Posted by Georgete in Art, black-and-white photos, Brazil, Photography, Point of view.
add a comment

I  lived in Sao Paulo,  from 1990 to 2000, but never had a chance to visit one of the most famous and  traditional sites in the city: the Jockey Club.  Last Sunday,  I was fortunate enough to visit this glamorous place with dear friends. It was a very hot but delightful day.

The Jockey Club of Sao Paulo city was founded in March 14th, 1875. Nowadays, it houses 1,500 pure-blood English horses in addition to other 500 race horses kept at its adjacent training center.

Jockey Club Sao Paulo by Georgete Pereira

Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro! August 11, 2009

Posted by Georgete in Art, black-and-white photos, Brazil, Photography, Point of view, travel.
2 comments

I just got back to Chicago from my trip to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. I spent almost two weeks there and took  lots of pictures. Here is my first one: The Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), Rio de Janeiro.

Built in 1931, the statue was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and it stands 30 metres (98 ft) wide and 38 metres (120 ft) tall with its pedestal. It is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world.

Yep, the view of the city from the top of Corcovado is gorgeous!

Cristo Redentor by Georgete

Cristo Redentor by Georgete

Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro by Georgete

Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro by Georgete

Chicago in Black and White May 1, 2009

Posted by Georgete in Art, black-and-white photos, Chicago, Multimedia, Point of view, Trips, Videos.
Tags:
16 comments

I’ve been taking pictures of Chicago since I moved to this gorgeous city, last August. Despite of a long winter (believe me, even a Chicagoan would agree with me), I haven’t found myself bored yet. There is so much to do and to discover.

Cultural events and artistic manifestations happen everywhere. Just walking down the charming streets of my neighborhood is a special entertainment by itself. I can’t have enough of Chicago’s architecture, buildings, parks, people, museums, you name it.

Here are my favorite images of Chicago. By the way, I am so ready for summer season! Bet you would too …

Viva la Vida June 29, 2008

Posted by Georgete in Art, Music, Personal, Point of view, Relax.
add a comment

I really don’t understand how Time Magazine’s Josh Tyrangiel could dedicate a two-page story to put in question Coldplay’s ability to come up with a great work. If anything, these guys have sold 30 million copies of their three albums and won four Grammys.

At least Tyrangiel did a good job revealing the story behind Coldplay’s endeavor to become better rather than bigger. They’ve invited Brian Eno to co-produce its fourth album “Viva la Vida.” The result, in my opinion, is a new album that is rich in melodies and lyrics with spectacular arrangements.

You can read the entire article at www.time.com. For those who enjoy listening to Coldplay’s songs, enjoy its newest hit.