Greenhouse living


With an excellent riverview location this settler family has chosen to live about two days distance by canoe downstream from Manicoré.  Rio Madeira is a tributary to the Amazon river.

A family excursion.


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Mother, father and two kids taking a trip on the Madeira, a tributary to the Amazon-river.

The locals in the Amazon region still carve dug-out canoes from trees in the rainforest. The river is often the main transportation route and the canoe is a common and convenient way of moving around.

Rio Madeira, Amazonas. January,1985.


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Smallest Samba Queen

  Preparing to meet the expectant audience in a couple of minutes.

Breakfast in Santarem!

View from the breakfast terrace at my hostel in Santarem, Brazil.

A vulture drying his wings and the boats arriving and leaving on the Amazon river. Nothing beats a tropical breakfast with fresh “jugo de Maracuja” (passion fruit) and a panorama like that..

(Photo converted to black and white, added some sepia tone)