all photos © 2009
and we throw away the clock for 6 days
only know the sun when it is up ..
and when it is down
you 'll ask me about the hours
I feel old
your youth is blinding me
you have feel more younger
youth is blinding me
I don't know exactly
it is a double edged sword
do you love me only because my youth
I am attracted to your "youth"
and by "youth" .. it's not just physical ..
it's also in other ways ..
youthful - it's attractive
but ... on the other side .. is the reality ..
and when I see myself on cam ..
I know of the years that separate us ...
and I wish I could offer you the "benefits" of
age .. such as wisdom ..
but, I am without ..
I am a "man child"
and is this I like in you
Perhaps I can offer you what has been
locked inside my soul for most of my life
because i not want a dad
a "spirit" that yearns to be free again
I not want they thinking we are not in love
I want showwwwwwww us love
if you love me
and it will be a little awkward at check-in
this is like nothing you can prepare for in life
we just do it because we can
and because it is our desire
and perhaps our fate
This is our first night
maybe I'm sleeping
maybe you too
".. I'm going to come down baby - I'm going to wrap you up, muitos bejios ( many kisses ) for you
baby and that's just a start, you see I'm falling in love - with you - Oh my Camila...my Camila.."
"Minha (My) Camila" (4:00) © 2009 kmcarey.com by Libera
|São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
Wednesday morning December 16, 2009
Look out the window as your plane descends to São Paulo's airport, and you'll see nothing but high -
rises as far as the eye can see. It's a truly awesome sight - FROMMER’s
São Paulo, capital of the state of that name and the largest city in South America Economically,
politically and culturally, is the most important city in Brazil - REUTERS
The coffee boom was startling. Between 1901 and 1910, coffee made up 51% of Brazil's
total exports, far overshadowing rubber, sugar and cotton - Wikipedia <Our "Coffee Suite" #520 >
"Starfruit" - The tree
tropics such as in
Taxi view of street vendors as we slowly make our way to Sé Square
The Praça da Sé (Sé Square) is a public space in São Paulo, considered
the center of town, because is the point from where the distancy of all
roads that pass on São Paulo are counted. The square was the location of
many historic events in São Paulo's history, most notably during the Diretas
Já movement. The name originates from the episcopal see of the city, the
São Paulo Cathedral - Wikipedia
In a city with nearly 11 million inhabitants and 4.5 million passenger cars, 32,000 taxis and
15,000 buses, traffic jams more than 100 miles long are not uncommon, and even on an
ordinary day, getting from one side of town to the other can take two hours or more. Only
one group here in South America’s largest city seems immune to those frustrations and
delays: the daring army of motorcycle messengers known as “motoboys”. zigzagging among
stopped cars, ignoring lane markers, red lights and stop signs, they regularly menace
pedestrians and infuriate motorists as they zoom their way down gridlocked streets and
highways, armed with the knowledge that without them business would grind to a halt.
Though no one is sure of their exact numbers, estimates start at 120,000 and range as high
as 200,000. “The truth is that we’re discardable,” said Edson Agripino, 38, a veteran of 15
years as a motoboy. ‘When a colleague gets hurt or killed, the first thing the dispatchers ask
is, ‘Did he deliver the document?’”
|My breakfast "Americano"
served at a local padaria (bakery)
"Umbrellas" - by Mila
São Paulo reflections
The reason I spent 6 days in Brazil
|Our #1 mode of
- elevator -
On my way back to São Paulo -
Guarulhos International Airport
Monday afternoon December 21, 2009.
- The "First Day of Summer" in Brazil -
São Paulo is a great city for pedestrians, and most neighborhoods can easily be explored
on foot. Just be very careful when crossing the street. São Paulo has the highest number of
motorcycle couriers in the country, and it's motorcycles that are responsible for the highest
number of pedestrian deaths. Be particularly careful when crossing in between stopped cars;
motorcycles often ride at high speed between lanes. Droves of "motoboy" couriers move
deftly through Sao Paulo's daily rush-hour traffic jams with documents and parcels, often
galling motorists with their risky driving. In all, there are about 650,000 motoboys, mostly
poorly educated lads from the slums surrounding Sao Paulo - FROMMER’s
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
It is dangerous work. In 2006, about 380 motoboys were killed and 9,000 injured, according
to the Brazilian Motorcylists Association. It's common to see a motoboy sprawled prone on
the road after a smack with a car - REUTERS
Summer 2009 - “We Are As We Move On”:
Motoboys Iconomic Evolution in São Paulo
By Gilson Schwartz