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Rio de Janeiro:  "Cristo Redentor" (Christus de Verlosser)


Kaart ontvangen van Iane

Het beroemde beeld van Christus de Verlosser in Rio de Janeiro werd op 12 oktober 1931 opgeleverd. Het beeld met een hoogte van 38 meter en een breedte van 30 meter rust op een sokkel van 28 meter, waardoor het geheel een indrukwekkend aanzicht krijgt.
Temeer nog omdat het monument is gebouwd op een karakteristieke heuvel (Corcovado Hill)  van 710 meter boven zeeniveau.

Sinds 2007 behoort dit beeld ook tot de 7 Nieuwe Wereldwonderen.

Zie ook:
http://wereldwonderen.punt.nl/index.php?r=1&id=412156&tbl_archief=0#412156
en 
http://wereldwonderen.punt.nl/index.php?r=1&id=407357&tbl_archief=0#407357

 

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Bovenstaande kaart werd ontvangen in een envelop die hier wordt afgebeeld. Er zijn 10 leuke Braziliaanse postzegels geplakt.
2 zegels met een werkstuk van de Braziliaanse kunstenaar Candido Portinari (1903-1962) met een jongen op een stoel, 4 zegels van de Braziliaanse kunstenaar Hector Consane met een vrouw aan een naaimachine en 4 zegels met een trompet. Deze laatste komen uit een serie muziekinstrumenten van 2002 met o.a. een harmonica, tamboerijn, trommel, mandolien en meer.


 

Brasil: Iguasu Falls


Postcard received from Patricia


The semicircular waterfall at the heart of this site is some 80 m high and 2,700 m in diameter and is situated on a basaltic line spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world and since 2012 one of the NEW seven World Wonders of Nature.


 

Brazilië:  Farol de Santa Marta


Kaart ontvangen van Denise

De vuurtoren "Farol de Santa Marta" is de derde grootste vuurtoren ter wereld met een bereik van zijn lichtstraal tot 92 kilometer.
De vuurtoren is in 1891 gebouwd door de Fransen en staat op het schiereilandje Cabo de Santa Marta bij de plaats Laguna (Santa Catarina).  De toren is te bezoeken, de wenteltrap heeft wel 142 treden.

Uma das principais atrações turísticas de Laguna, o Farol de Santa Marta é considerado o maior da América e o terceiro maior farol em alcance visual do mundo (92 km). Construído por franceses em 1891, até hoje ele mantém parte de seus equipamentos originais. Com 29 metros de altura e altitude de foco de 74 metros, o farol foi edificado com uma mistura de pedra, areia, barro e óleo de baleia. Uma escada em caracol, com 142 degraus, conduz os faroleiros e turistas ao topo do farol. Do alto da torre da construção contemplam-se as belas praias do Farol, Cigana e Camacho.

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De drie postzegels kunnen worden beschreven als de naaister, de trompet en kunst. De rechterzegel is uitgegeven in 2010 en is onderdeel van een serie van 6 zegels met als thema "Kunst". Afgebeeld is een werk van Julia dos Santos Baptista.

Júlia dos Santos Baptista was born and raised in Brasília, Brazil, where she lived until 1995. As a young girl her drawings became popular with other children who used to buy and collect them. She started to paint in Canada in 1998 and currently lives in Amsterdam and Brasília. In Amsterdam she also studied for one year at the Wackers Art Academy.
Júlia's paintings express pure and joyful images in bright colours. Most pictures reflect tender memories of Brazil and especially her youth in Brasília.

Meer over VUURTORENS / Lighthouses, zie   http://postcrossing.jouwweb.nl/vuurtorens/


 

Brazil: Sao Paulo City View


Kaart ontvangen van Mina

This card pictures the crowded centre of Sao Paulo in Brasil.
São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere and Americas, and the world's sixth largest city by population.  São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, which is the most populous Brazilian state, and exerts strong regional influence in commerce and finance as well as arts and entertainment. São Paulo maintains strong international influence and is considered an Alpha World City. The name of the city honors Saint Paul.
The metropolis has significant cultural, economic and political influence both nationally and internationally. It houses several important monuments, parks and museums. The Paulista Avenue is the most important financial center of São Paulo.

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Joint Issue between Ukraine and Brazil.
On the left side is depicted the Bell tower of the Cathedral de Santa Sofia (in Kiev),
on the right side is shown Igreja Sao Miguel Arcanjo (in Mallet).


 

Sao Paulo: Museu de Arte de Sao Paolo (MASP)


Kaart ontvangen van Elaine

Located on Paulista Avenue, just near one of the entrances of the 2 million square metre Ibirapuera Park, the Museum of Art is a striking building and not likely to be easily missed.
The building is a design of the Italian/Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi.
The 1968 concrete and glass structure is raised above the sidewalk, supported on two huge bright red beams on one side.
The museum's collection is considered the largest and more comprehensive collection of Western art in Latin America and all the Southern Hemisphere.
Among the 8,000 works of the museum, the collection of European paintings (a.o. Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir), sculptures, drawings, engravings, and decorative arts is said to be the best.

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The upper postage stamp has been issued in 2009 with the theme "Post". Together with another stamp of a motorcycle this one presents a MALOTE, a carrying pouch for added protection of mail.
The lower stamp is from 2002 and is part of a series of 10 values with different musical instruments, here the Trompete (trompet).


 

Rio de Janeiro:  Rio-Niterói


Kaart ontvangen van Regina

This postcard gives a view of the President Costa e Silva Bridge, commonly known as the Rio-Niterói Bridge, a monument of 13.980 meters length over Guanabara Bay, connecting Rio de Janeiro and Niterói City.
This bridge was constructed between 1969 and 1974. Officially it is part of the federal highway BR-101.

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On this card two regular stamps from 2005 and 2006 with the dressmaker (Costureira) and the manicure (Manicure).
The third stamp from 2004 is based on the work of the Brazilian artist Candido Portinari (1903-1962). This postage stamp is part of a series of 5 pieces entitled "Obras desaparecidas de Portinari" (= missing works of Portinari).



Brasil: Sao Paulo, Parque do Ibirapuera


Postcard received from Yvonne


Ibirapuera Park is a major urban park in São Paulo, Brazil, inaugurated in 1954 for the 400th anniversary of the city. It has a large area for leisure, jogging and walking, as well as a convention center. Its importance to São Paulo is comparable to that of the Central Park to New York City. The postcard also shows the "Obelisk of Sao Paulo", a monument as a symbol of the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932. The height of this monument is 72 meters.

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This stamp is part of a se-tanent pair commemorating World Water Day 2013. The stamp design is represented by the peaceful and sustainable use of water resources through the use of a dropper that goes inside, outside and around the globe. Water is displayed cyclically, symbolizing sustainable use.