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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Blue Oceans, Blue Skies

It's Wordless Wednesday, Week of the Blue style, so it's also a Watery Wednesday.
I'm still celebrating all things marine and including a little urban marine ecology, too.
These pictures are from my trip to Florianopolis, Brazil to the International Ethological Conference (IEC) in 2003.

This is an aerial shot of Miami, Florida (USA). As one of the nation's largest cities, this coastal city is a typical urban marine ecosystem.

Florianopolis is actually an island, surrounded by beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.

A view from the center of the moderately populated town, the ocean is in the background.
Can you see it?A better view of the ocean.
I stayed in a lovely little pousada, appropriately named, Villa of the Water (translated).

This is the view from my door at the pousada. The ocean was literally only 2 blocks away.

The very cold waves crashes. It was August, and that is winter time in the Southern Hemisphere.
The island is connected to other half of Florianopolis and mainland Brazil via the Hercilio Luiz Bridge planned by Gustave Eiffel, yes, the same man who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris (which I hope to visit at my next IEC Conference later this year).
A view of the mainland metropolis city of Florianopolis.

5 comments:

jlshall said...

I've always wanted to visit Brazil, but I've never heard of Florianopolis. It's certainly picturesque. Great shots!

Mojo said...

Never heard of the place, but it sure looks nice!

Cool series.

Sara Bonds said...

I envy you. I wish I could take a trip to Brazil. Lovely photos. It looks beautiful there.

Happy WW!

Black on Campus said...

These urban marine ecosystems are fascinating. I'm always intrigued by cities in which water plays a significan role in the life, landscape, and history of the place.

Thanks for sharing your photos. This looks like a wonderful trip.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful photos! I just love the ocean and views of it. Sorry I didn't get around to viewing this until now. :-)

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