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Silicon Palms

I’ve spent too much of my lifetime in pursuit of money, and not enough time in pursuit of beauty. The web design company I founded on 9/9/99 called Silicon Palms has enabled me to learn everything I needed to know about Internet communications and online marketing, as well as provide me with the financial resources […]

Christ the Redeemer Statue

Icon would be the word to best describe Christ the Redeemer Statue. Only the Eiffel tower comes to mind as another man made monument that symbolically represents a city to this degree but the famous monument atop a mountain above Rio, of Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched, has come to represent an entire nation […]

Ayrton Senna

“Champions are made of something they have deep inside of them.  A desire, a dream, a vision.  They must have last minute stamina. They have to be fast. They must have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill”. Ayrton Senna Aryton Senna was the greatest brazilian driver of all time was […]

Burle Marx

Roberto Burle Marx is internationally known as one of the most important landscape architects of the 20th century. An artist of multiple facets, besides being a landscape designer he was also a remarkable painter, sculptor, singer, and jewelry designer, with a sensibility that is shown throughout his work. Born in São Paulo in August 4th, […]

Carnaval Rio de Janeiro

The best Samba schools of Brazil compete in Rio de Janeiro during the Carnaval. There’s so much more to this competition than what appears, on first glance, to be a big parade of people in costumes dancing in unison, with a floats interspersed. Dance schools in Rio have long traditions of organizing amazing performances and […]