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Rio de Janeiro has a flair for the spectacular, and Christmas is no exception: Rio has been home to the world’s largest floating Christmas tree for the last eighteen consecutive years. It may not have millions of LED lights, but this nativity scene in front of the Gloria metro stop is no less magnificent. These […]

Resurrection Art


I met Andrea Brandani on the sidewalk in Ipanema, carving Jesus out of a near extinct pine that had fallen in the lingerie capital of Latin America three hours north of Rio. Jesus in Brandani’s Ipanema atelier. Brandani carves in trees, paints in oil and sprays murals across Rio de Janeiro. Before he heads to Munich on a […]