Daily Travel Photo: The Flower of Sao Paulo

The Flower of Sao Paulo

The Flower of Sao Paulo

Daily Travel Photo: The Flower of Sao Paulo

The Set Up

Sao Paulo, Brazil is knocked often in the world as being a fairly boring city with little to do; it is “just a city.” However, I found a number of things to do in Sao Paulo. One of those things was a stroll around Parque Ipirapuera which is full of birds, nice trails, and people jogging along.  There are also some nice gardens if you’re a bit of a flower lover.  I’m not sure what kind of flower this is in the photo, but it’s certainly photogenic.

The Shot

This was one of those shots that I didn’t realize I liked until I got it on the computer.  I guess it all just looked too small on my lcd.  I love the composition of it, and how it looks so large scale.  Note, don’t delete images until they are on the computer screen.

You don’t need a macro lens to get these shots.  I shot this at 18mm, with an f of 3.5 at an exposure time of 1/320seconds, ISO 100.

What did I miss?

On Friday I published a photo essay on an amazingly photogenic library in Rio de Janeiro.

What’s next?

I’m out of Rio de Janeiro and into Sao Paulo.  But before I get to Sao Paulo I’m going to make a pit stop in the coastal town of Paraty.  Monday, I will have a new article up about “10 Things I love about Brazil.”


Author: Brendan van Son

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    • hahaha… you would be. The shopping there is great though, if you’re in to that sort of thing!

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  1. Great contrast of pics man, great shot

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  2. is that actually, sao paulo is known as the city of businesses, but the great fort on weekends, the malls are the same. Parks, such as Ibirapuera (pictured above) are well visited, where you can rent bikes and enjoy a sunny day (makes a lot of sun here). Want to know when cultural events that will happen for free on the city, looking at visitesaopaulo.com, but this has not translated into English.

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  3. Little or nothing to do? There is plenty. Great music, theatre, museums, clubs, football! If you are after culture, there are a ridiculous amount of things to do! It just misses the iconographic attractions that Rio has, such as Sugarloaf and Christ the Redemptor. In terms of culture though there is a lot more in Sao Paulo.

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    • Agreed Russ! I’ve got a post coming out on this Wednesday!

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