minas gerais


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Grade school kids perform for parents and teachers, here in the heart of Brazil.  As poet Elizabeth Bishop observed, speaking of Brazil where she lived for two decades: “And children are really loved more than any place else…” ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


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Freed from waiting in the parade line, the kids take to the demonstration fields…  Kids being kids, they fool around, spectate, cry, hug, and hear speeches, while teachers help out, here in the interior of Minas Gerais. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]


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I was invited by my local church to document a recent Family Day of its grade school called Betuel, at the church’s retreat in the interior of Minas Gerais. The charm of Brazil’s untouristed interior is in full flower here.  As American poet Elizabeth Bishop characterized it a 1957 letter […]


mineiro backroads

Minas Gerais is famous for its rolly-polly tropical highland hills and extensive number of backroads, many in dirt. The state is the size of France or Texas, after all, and a country unto itself: with different landscapes, accents, customs, and cuisine. In Minas “what developed was a distinctly Brazilian (as […]