Skip to content

Sandboard Sessions

04/11/2013

Here are some images of two sandboarding sessions that I shot in Florianopolis and Imbituba, two of the best places in the world to practice this sport.

Sandboarding on the dunes of Ribanceira Beach - Imbituba - Brazil

Sandboarding on the dunes of Ribanceira Beach - Imbituba - Brazil

Sandboard nas Praia da Joaquina - Florianópolis / Sandboarding in Joaquina Beach - Florianopolis

Sandboard nas Praia da Joaquina - Florianópolis / Sandboarding in Joaquina Beach - Florianopolis

Sandboard nas Praia da Joaquina - Florianópolis / Sandboarding in Joaquina Beach - Florianopolis

Sandboard nas Praia da Joaquina - Florianópolis / Sandboarding in Joaquina Beach - Florianopolis

Advertisements

Snowy peaks around Florianopolis, in southern Brazilian coast

25/07/2013

This is a very rare phenomenon in this part of the world. I don’t think there is any visual registration of snowy mountains seen from a beach in Brazil.

This happened in Florianopolis, capital of Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil.

Neve na Grande Florianópolis / Snow in Florianopolis, southern Brazil

Neve na Grande Florianópolis / Snow in Florianopolis, southern Brazil

Neve na Grande Florianópolis / Snow in Florianopolis, southern Brazil

Neve na Grande Florianópolis / Snow in Florianopolis, southern Brazil

Neve na Grande Florianópolis / Snow in Florianopolis, southern Brazil

Beach scenes in Florianópolis

02/07/2013

Some beach images in locations around Island of Santa Catarina, where most of the city of Florianópolis is located.

Praia do Pântano do Sul - Florianópolis / Pantano do Sul Beach - Florianopolis

Ribeirão da Ilha - Florianópolis / Ribeirao da Ilha - Florianopolis

Ribeirão da Ilha - Florianópolis / Ribeirao da Ilha - Florianopolis

Praia da Daniela - Florianópolis / Daniela Beach - Florianopolis

080520__FLORIANOPOLIS_0159

Praia da Daniela. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil.

Praia da Armação - Florianópolis / Armacao Beach - Florianopo

Ribeirão da Ilha - Florianópolis / Ribeirao da Ilha district - Florianopolis

Santo Antonio de Lisboa - Florianópolis / Santo Antonio de Lisboa district - Florianopolis

Santo Antonio de Lisboa - Florianópolis / Santo Antonio de Lisboa district - Florianopolis

Verona, Italy

08/02/2013

Verona is located on the region of Veneto, northern Italy. It is one of the main travel destinations in Italy, and has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

Situated between Milan and Venice, Verona is well known as the city of Romeo and Juliet, but it has much more to offer. The historic center is plenty of historic atractions, from the Verona Arena (Arena di Verona), built by the Romans in the 1st century, to medieval buildings, like Castelvecchio (Old Castle in Italian), a 14th century medieval complex built as a residence and fortress. The beautiful bridges crossing the Adige River, the nice bars, restaurants and cafes, the wonderful food, everything makes Verona a must to see place when in Italy.

View of the city at evening from Castel San Pietro.

View of the city at evening from Castel San Pietro.

Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge) over Adige River at evening, built by the Romans in 100 BC.

Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge) over Adige River at evening, built by the Romans in 100 BC.

Castelvecchio Bridge (Ponte di Castelvecchio), or Scaligero Bridge (Ponte Scaligero).

Castelvecchio Bridge (Ponte di Castelvecchio), or Scaligero Bridge (Ponte Scaligero).

Porta Borsari (Borsari Gate), an ancient Roman gate built in the 1st century AD.

Porta Borsari (Borsari Gate), an ancient Roman gate built in the 1st century AD.

Castelvecchio (Old castle).

Castelvecchio (Old castle).

Interior of Castelvecchio (Old castle).

Interior of Castelvecchio (Old castle).

Medieval coat of arms in the historic center of Verona.

Medieval coat of arms in the historic center of Verona.

Cafe at Piazza delle Erbe.

Cafe at Piazza delle Erbe.

Alley in the historic center of Verona.

Alley in the historic center of Verona.

Torre dei Lamberti (Lamberti Tower).

Torre dei Lamberti (Lamberti Tower).

Verona Arena.

Verona Arena.

Small fruit market in historic center.

Small fruit market in historic center.

Adige River and Castel San Pietro in the background, viewed from Bridge Nuovo (Ponte Nuovo).

Adige River and Castel San Pietro in the background, viewed from Bridge Nuovo (Ponte Nuovo).

Verona Cathedral (Duomo di Verona), Ponte Pietra and view of the city at evening from Castel San Pietro.

Verona Cathedral (Duomo di Verona), Ponte Pietra and view of the city at evening from Castel San Pietro.

Ponta das Canas Beach, Florianópolis

24/09/2012

Ponta das Canas Beach is located on the north of Island of Santa Catarina, and is one of the most popular tourists destinations in Florianópolis for its mellowing sands, gentle waves and clear waters perfect for bathing and swimming.

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Praia de Ponta das Canas / Ponta das Canas Beach

Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012

04/07/2012

These are some images of the downhill competition in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike, an event that is part of UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (Union Cycliste Internationale). It took place in Parque Unipraias, Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina state, south of Brazil.

Bernardo Cruz, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Bernardo Cruz, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Markolf Berchtold, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Markolf Berchtold, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Daniel Luiz Gayesk, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Daniel Luiz Gayesk, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Rogerio Roberto Pauli Jr, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Rogerio Roberto Pauli Jr, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Ricardo Andre Voltolini, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Ricardo Andre Voltolini, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Matheus Martins Alves, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Matheus Martins Alves, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Sthefan Ling, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Sthefan Ling, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Leandro Bonfante, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Leandro Bonfante, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Felipe Werner, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Felipe Werner, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Volkmar Berchtold, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Volkmar Berchtold, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Luiz Carlos Linhares Jr, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Luiz Carlos Linhares Jr, downhill athlete in Copa Santa Catarina de Mountain Bike 2012, valid to UCI Mountain Bike Calendar (International Cycling Union). Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Coro, first capital of Venezuela

27/06/2012

Coro, or Santa Ana de Coro, is a very charming colonial town in the northwest of Venezuela. It was founded in 1527 as the first capital of Venezuela Province and head of the first bishop founded in South America in 1531.

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

It is one of the oldest and best preserved colonial towns in South America. This can be seen in the colorful houses and historic buildings with Spanish, Antillean and Dutch architectural influences along the cobblestone paved streets, retaining much of the original layout of the city. This fact led UNESCO to designate the historic center of Coro as a World Heritage Site in 1993.

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

But two consecutive years of heavy rains caused damages to some of the old structures, prompting UNESCO to place Coro on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2005, where it remains until today.

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

Centro histórico de Coro, Venezuela / Historic center of Coro, Venezuela

%d bloggers like this: