Parque do Ibirapuera (Ibirapuera park) is a beautiful park in the centre of the mega city that is Sao Paulo. It is a well needed oasis in a sea of concrete and chaos. Ibirapuera park is around 2 square kilometres and contains around 120 bird species, from black swans to the great Kiskadees to the Carcara.
I have just returned from a wonderful photography trip to one of the seven natural wonders of the world – Iguazu Falls. The falls are shared by the Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) and Iguazú National Park (Argentina) , and have been designated the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The “Iguazu” name comes from Guarani or Tupi words, and means big water. Iguazu Falls resides where the Iguazu River falls over the edge of the Paraná Plateau, some 14miles upstream from the Iguazu’s confluence with the Paraná River. The waterfall system comprises of 275 falls along 1.67 miles of the Iguazu River. Iguazu falls boasts the greatest average annual flow of any waterfall in the world.
A few photos from my new home in Brazil – Sao Paulo. I am starting to enjoy living here as i discover new areas and things to do. My recent photo is from a park i visit each day in the heart of the city. But only a stones throw away are views like these over the city. Traffic is a major problem in Sao Paulo, with jams occuring all over the city at anytime. Recently the city has provided a bike hire scheme like London, and a bike lane day through the city on sundays.