RIP – JORGE SELARÓN (Chile, 1947 — Rio de Janeiro, 10th January 2013)
Tragic day for Rio as Selarón was found dead in the famous steps of Lapa, on January 10, 2013. His body was found burned.
Jorge Selarón was born in Chile in 1947. He traveled, lived and worked as a painter and sculptor in over 50 countries around the world before arriving and deciding to settle in Rio de Janeiro in 1983. He began renovating the steps on a whim in 1990.
Many times, his phone was cut off and he was threatened to be evicted from his house due to being unable to afford the living costs. He sold many paintings and accepted donations from locals and travelers to continue his work. Since 1977, Selarón claimed to have sold over 25,000 portraits, all featuring the same pregnant woman which mostly funded his work. It was a labor of love for the artist who resided in the same house by the steps he lived in when he started the work. Read more →
RED BULL BC ONE FINALS, RIO DE JANEIRO 2012
On Saturday, December 08, from 19h, the arena of Progress Casting in Lapa receive the final stage of the 2012 season the Red Bull BC One, the biggest championship breaking format in man-to-man held internationally. In total, 16 participants from 11 countries – including the United States, Mexico, Japan, Colombia, Morocco and England – who will battle for the title of world champion. And between them, is a Brazilian, B-Boy Klesio, Brasilia / DF. Read more →
Usain Bolt in Rio de Janeiro Oct. 2012
Usain Bolt (right) and Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor Eduardo Paes strike Bolt’s famous pose for the media before a press conference at the Olympic Village Mato Alto in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympics. – AP
Usain Bolt isn’t sure whether he will try competing in the long jump because he doesn’t want to risk a serious injury that could keep him from defending his sprint titles at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read more →
Our client Kevin sent us this photo, remembering his stay in Búzios, close to Rio de Janeiro: “Casa Brancas in Buzios was an outstanding property that i will always remember visiting. a unique and beautiful building with great views of the buzios landscape and oceanfront marina area. i loved watching the sunset and sipping cerveja! yummy good!”
Thank you for sharing this, Kevin.
Our client Kris sent us this photo from her stay at Rio de Janeiro.
Thank you Kris!
This beautiful photograph was taken by our client Kevin during his stay in Búzios.
Great photo, Kevin! Thank you.