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Yes! It’s summer in Chicago July 27, 2010

Posted by Georgete in Chicago, Photography, Photos, Point of view, Relax, Thoughts, travel.
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Voyageur navigating on Chicago River by Georgete Pereira

Trust me, there is summer in Chicago!

Though nobody can guarantee it will be the same every year (we had no real summer in 2009), Chicagoans have been blessed by this year sunny weather.

I think this city has a sumptuous look regardless of any season particularities. Still, I have to confess that witnessing a scene like this one while walking back home from work puts a big smile on my face. ūüôā

Hearts April 22, 2009

Posted by Georgete in Brazil, Music, Photography, Photos, Point of view, Relax.
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Here is a set of pictures that I recently took in Mackinaw City, MI, wrapped up in slide-show format. When I saw the snow melting into heart-shapes and the solitude of this small city going through another long winter, I couldn’t help it. I immediately associated the whole look and feel with one of my favorite songs ever: Cors√°rio, composed by Jo√£o Bosco and Aldir Blanc and interpreted by Milton Nascimento. What a great combination!

Yep, two “tropical hearts” were there to tie it all together; images, song and feelings. Hope you enjoy it as I do. ūüôā

Thank God It’s Friday, 6:00 AM in Chicago! April 17, 2009

Posted by Georgete in Chicago, Photography, Point of view, Relax, travel.
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Once I was told that we should wake up everyday saying “thank God it’s today.”¬† But nothing sounds more exciting than Fridays, specially if compared to Mondays (duh!).¬† As The Cure would sing “Sunday always comes too late. But Friday, never hesitate …”

Chicago Sunrise by Georgete

Chicago Sunrise by Georgete

The Royal Borough of Windsor December 7, 2008

Posted by Georgete in black-and-white photos, Photography, Relax, Social Media, Thoughts, travel, Trips, Web marketing.
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Woman on Windsor's streets by Georgete

Woman on Windsor's streets by Georgete

I have been in Windsor twice. It is a small city with more than 1,000 years of history in South East England. First time, I went there for a two-day-business trip and I promised myself that I would visit it again but with my daughter.

So a couple years later, I went back. Though my daughter was only ten-years old, she still recalls our tour to Windsor, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen.

I think what really impressed my daughter was the sinister and magical look of the castle’s galleries and its famous St George’s Chapel. Besides of being a beautiful¬† building, the chapel is the burial place of at least ten monarchs.

By the way, it was fun to see some ladies dressed like centuries ago walking down the tiny streets of Windsor.

Chicago, this morning… October 25, 2008

Posted by Georgete in Photography, Point of view, Relax.
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Bridge by Georgete

That’s what I saw from my patio when I woke up this morning. I thought there would be no chance for photo shootings today because of the weather. I am glad that I was able to capture the Wabash Avenue Bridge being raised to allow boats to pass.

One of the most charming features of the Windy City, the Chicago River is about 150 miles long and flows through downtown. I’ve learned that the river flows backwards from its original mouth at lake Michigan, as a result of the 19th century civil engineering accomplishments.

As you can see, it’s a raining day for those who live or are visiting Chicago this Saturday. But the river and its bridges still look gorgeous.

Note: Wabash bridge is also known as “Irv Kupcinet Bridge.”

Viva la Vida June 29, 2008

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