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Season memories

As most of you know, it is summer in the southern hemisphere.

But then, when you live in a (mostly) tropical country such as Brazil, summer is practically the only season there is.

Having lived in colder regions of the planet on different occasions, I know how the end of the year can be depressive. So, in order to try to instill some sunny hope into the lives of those who lack a bit of warmth, here’s a selection of summery images by German photographer Matthias Heiderich:

I love the choice of pastel colors and the way they remind us of how prone to fading memories are. What is dark and cold today will only be part of future recollections tomorrow.

I can hardly remember how the cold feels as write…

No judgements, please.

Via VectroAve.

Look out

With a greater concern over the latest trend rather than what History bequeathed, Brazilian cities are spaces where all kinds of architectural influences can be found.

Nowhere can this be seen more readily than in Rio. The former capital and once most important city in South America, the city is home to a myriad of styles, influences, tastes and ideas, all cramped together – sometimes side by side.

From organic shapes and historical Brazilian Baroque to monstrous concrete blocks and wholly inappropriate glass buildings, Rio is a surprising treat on the eye of the curious.

Some of my favorite :

It is so relieving when one learns to appreciate what’s not obvious – life does become more beautiful when one finds beauty where one least expects it.

Rio de Janeiro is a great school for that.

On culture

I have never denied the importance of being shallow, sometimes. It is the most refreshing exercise for an intellectual mind just to be able to stop thinking and enjoy the view.

When it comes to arguments about cultural differences between Brazil and colder countries, here is what I tell people:

Pedro Neschling, a Brazilian

Pedro Neschling, a Brazilian

Talent, beauty and sexiness. What a great definition of the Brazilian soul.

What are your arguments, estrangeiros?