Posts tagged "Rio de Janeiro"
Snaps - July 2013

Snaps – July 2013

We’re both wholly unaccomplished photographers, and any quality that any of our pictures possess is due much more to our camera than to our own endeavours. Nonetheless, at the end of each month, we’ll post ten-ish photographs that might help to provide some sort of narrative arc for those of you who’d like to follow...
So good they named it twice

So good they named it twice

The room’s not much: just a thin storefront with strip lighting, a dozen seats around a couple of tables, photographs on the wall and fridges at the back. Show up too early – 8.30pm, say – and you might find it empty. If anyone’s here, they’re either deep in conversation at the table to the...
Looking up

Looking up

Rio is an assault on the senses, but not necessarily for the reasons we were expecting. It’s not the crowds or the streetlife, which are of a piece with busier European cities; it’s not the noise, which goes on into the night – music, conversation, particularly dogs – but isn’t really oppressive; and it’s not...
Wheels

Wheels

One of the dozen or so jokes that Ronnie Scott used to tell in weary rotation between the acts at his jazz club involved a drummer checking in for a flight to New York. ‘Could you send my bass drum to Berlin, my snare drum to Paris, my cymbals to Delhi and my suitcase to...