Tag

Brazil

Browsing

There’s no point even going if you just see the Brazilian side That’s an actual quote written by somebody about Iguazu Falls on a review website (which, for the sake of all things legal and what not, shall remain nameless). I guess this bloke must have been either blindfolded or just really, really ignorant when he visited what is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. I would have loved to see the falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian side – heck, I may even have frolicked over to Paraguay if I had the chance – but I just didn’t have time. The original plan was actually to have a gander at Brazil’s interpretation of the Falls then mosy on over to Argentina to see how they compete. But I’m a bit stupid and booked bus tickets to leave from Brazil instead of Argentina so…

You know when you just step into a room or a building, read a certain book or poem or simply hear a few words, and it sends shivers down your spine in an unexplainable way? That’s the feeling I got at Escadaria Selarón. World famous not only in the art world, but also in pop culture, having featured in many music videos, TV shows and advertising campaigns, this crazy beautiful staircase truly is a labour of love like no other. Jorge Selarón, Chilean artist, began renovation of the steps outside his home in 1990 using broken pieces of porcelain and mirrors. At first people didn’t take note of his efforts, some even ridiculing him. Within time, travelling neighbours began bringing him tiles from the countries they visited, and soon enough people were sending tiles of all shapes and sizes from all over the world. In all it took 20 years and over 2000 tiles donated from more than 60…