Copacabana Beach

Life after 6pm

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Copacabana beach at 7pm yesterday

The heat outside is keeping me at home more than I would like to those last days. But the temperatures are frequently around 40°Celsius and all I want to do is stay inside cooling down in the air conditioner.

Whenever is possible I wait until 6pm, when the sun is starting to go down, to do the things I have to do outdoors. The only problem is that I’m having to be super creative to keep my little boy entertained inside during the day. We are still enjoying summer school holidays!  The day is filled playing lots of board games and video games. Unfortunately this is not enough to spend his energy and once in a while I have to take him out to the club or for a late swim in the beach like we did yesterday.

We had an earlier dinner and went to the beach to cool down a little in the sea.

I was surprised to see how many people there was in the beach for a Tuesday night (yes we arrived at the beach at 7pm). It seems everyone had the same idea as me. But anyway it was not so crowded and we had an hour of beach fun swimming and playing in the sea.

We left the beach at almost 8 pm and there was still a lot of people on the sand and in the sea paddle boarding or just swimming.

It seems that this summer going to the beach during the day is not an option for us!

See you soon!

 

 

Sunny weekend

IMG_9063Clouds and rain are taking a break this next days! The weekend will be sunny and the temperatures are getting high (maximum 35°C). It seems we’ll gone taste a little summer this weekend!

Prepare your beachwear and your havaianas! And of course don’t forget to put your sunscreen!!

Have a nice weekend everyone!

 

 

Good Morning Rio – Portraits by IMPREINT

Me and my red balloon at Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - photo by Juliana Natali

Cristina Landi (me) and a red balloon at Forte de Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – photo by Juliana Natali

I was recently invited to join a very interesting art project by the artist IMPREINT. The name of the project is Portraits and it’s based on a very simple concept: the artist (IMPREINT) painted 1000 balloons a few years ago and while painting them he always said the paintings were like people: all different, imperfect yet all beautiful. He started Portraits in December last year to involve the people in his art in an uplifting way, unifying so the people around the world with a simple concept.

Portraits by IMPREINT

Portraits by IMPREINT

The balloon in this project is what links people from different parts of the world to his project.

My friend Juliana Natali was my photographer in this post, taking my photograph after having brunch with friends at Confeitaria Colombo, in Forte de Copacabana, a very interesting and touristic place in Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, from where we can have a beautiful view of Copacabana beach and Sugar Loaf on the background.

To know a little more about the artist and this project visit his webpage and his Facebook page.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did!!

Have a nice day!!

Cloudy Rio

DSCN8302Winter in Rio is my favourite season to practice outdoor exercises. The sunny days and the cold winter breeze makes Rio the perfect location to practice sports. Even when the cold front arrives, and the sky gets cloudy and the weather decreases a little bit, many cariocas go to the beaches to practice sports and exercise.

I took this photo some days before the World Cup began. A beach volley ball team was preparing themselves to start their trainning. Those balls on the sand just caught my attention and I had to take a photo!

It was a cloudy day and me and my son went to the beach to play beach soccer. For my son, playing soccer on the sand is just fun, but for me is such a workout, as he is always kicking the ball so strong that I have to run a lot to catch it ! For someone like me that is always fighting the extra kilos it is a great exercise, mixed with great fun time with my boy. Much better than going to the gym club! Unfortunately we haven’t gone to the beach for this fun exercise too much lately! I’m trying to recover from a terrible flu for two weeks now. I hope by this next weekend  I will be feeling better and we will be able to go back to our exercise sessions!