A front garden, a singing tv chef and an artist

June 9, 2008

In the morning the team were invited to look around the ‘garden’ of an artist who owns a large area of virgin forest. The land surrounding his house was beautifully landscaped.

They then had lunch with a TV chef who loves to sing her recipes (will post more info and link later) .

She also has an interest in promoting Brazilian art and after lunch she took members of the team to meet artist, Byron Mendes. He has already made a number exhibitions in Europe and has another exhibition arranged at a London gallery soon.

http://www.brazilian.org.uk/events/stairway.php


Chilling out in Petropolis

June 8, 2008

Today the team travelled by minibus through spectacular mountainous scenery to the area surrounding the imperial city of Petropolis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petropolis

Their destination was a beautiful country house where they are to stay for the following three days. Later that evening they were treated to a family meal with some friends of their host family which featured a spread of Italian and Brazillian food, local beer and, of course, Cachaça.