London has its own Rio Olympic Lounge

Rio Lounge 2016If you can’t get to Rio for the Olympics and are stuck back in London, you can still soak up the atmosphere of the games and Brazil at the Rio Olympic Lounge that is located in the Brazilian Embassy, just off Trafalgar Square (14-16 Cockspur Street. SW1Y 5BL).

Entry is free and the lounge is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 and 19.00 from 6 to 21 August.

The Lounge showcases what lies beyond the city of Rio, and shows the state of Rio’s many other attractions. Basically where the residents of Rio – the Cariocas – head out to to have even more fun (if that is possible) at the weekends. Some even live there and go to Rio for the weekends!

If you are in Rio for the Olympics, you can get more information of what the city and state of Rio has to offer from the Visit Rio and TurisRio stands in Espaço Rio de Janeiro located at the Olympic Boulevard, at Orla Mayor Luiz Paulo Conde in the port area.

 

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Art for Art’s Sake – The Contemporary Galleries of São Paulo

66348498_bigFollowing the listing of the most interesting contemporary and modern art galleries in Rio de Janeiro, we have been asked if we had a similar list for São Paulo.

Ao we have asked our good friends at Ronya, one of Brazil’s leading experts in sourcing, acquiring, and maintaining art, to come up with some suggestions of the commercial art galleries in São Paulo where you can find some of the best and most interesting contemporary and modern Brazilian art and discover new emerging talents.

Ronya’s pick for São Paulo is:

Jardins

Vila Madalena

Pinheiros

Santa Cecília

Itaim

Vila Olímpia

Butantã

Morumbi

Vila Mariana

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Timelapse Scenes of Rio

 

Some interesting timelapse views of Rio de Janeiro from Joe Capra at Scientifantastic.

Capra shot the scenes to showcase the extreme resolution of the PhaseOne IQ180 camera on which it was shot. So try to view it in full screen.

This footage comes from a shoot Capra was doing for a major electronics manufacturer. An edited version from that shoot can be seen here…

Art for Art’s Sake – The Commercial Galleries of Rio

7982752400_444f0ee098_zTo add a little something extra to the the section of Rio: The Guide that looks at the city’s museums and galleries, we have asked our good friends at Ronya, one of Brazil’s leading experts in sourcing, acquiring, and maintaining art, to come up with some suggestions of the commercial art galleries in Rio de Janeiro where you can find some of the best and most interesting contemporary and modern Brazilian art and discover new emerging talents.

Just click on the links below to go to the web sites of the respective galleries. And remember, commercial art galleries are a Brazilian way of life. You pass one, you enter, you appreciate. If you like something, and have the money, you buy it. If not, just look and enjoy.

Centro

Botafogo

Copacabana

Ipanema

Leblon

Gávea

Jardim Botânico