Chicago stories

How some things change and other things never change strikes me every time I return to the streets of my hometown.

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Sobre outros Rios | Paquetá Island

Que ilha você levaria para uma pessoa deserta? Fácil: Paquetá! |
The folkloric island in the middle of Guanabara Bay is not to be missed!

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Street Art – Rio | Arte de rua – Rio

O acervo está aberto: Passei 10 anos fotografando no Grande Centro do Rio de Janeiro | After 10 years photographing the urban art of Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition is open.

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Head-carrying | Carregar na cabeça

Although he hadn’t carried the jackfruit from its origins in the Western Ghats of India for the fruit to do so well in the Serra do Mar of Rio de Janeiro, I knew exactly where he had gotten it. And it seemed as no less of an incredible feat to have carried the heavy monster all the […]

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Carnaval | Rio de Janeiro

Minha predileta sempre será a BANDA DA CONCEIÇÃO | My favorite will always be Banda da Conceição

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Teoria de padaria

“Mermão…” berrou o gordo alegre, na roda dos amigos na padaria às 6:30 da manhã, sábado, naquela gritaria desagradável, mas engraçada, de concurso pneumático de macho carioca. “…O que você não aprende em casa, você aprende na rua…e a rua é o pior lugar para você aprender qualquer coisa!” Tomei o meu café em silêncio […]

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Memórias de Colonia

A photo essay on autumn and the present perfect in the timeless Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay by Ricky Toledano

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Gentrification: problem or progress?

I suspect that whomever can answer that question of whether gentrification is progress or problem shall answer all questions, because it reverts to a much more profound human challenge.

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The Port[als] of Buenos Aires

The words for port and door are quite the same in Latin languages. Actually, it is hardly a stretch for English speakers to grasp the relevant vocabules for a place of entry and exit. In the case of Buenos Aires, however, I found poetry in how the very doors of the city reflected the amazing […]

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