Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SALVE O URUBU

Save the Urubu. In Portuguese urubu means vulture but in this case it refers to a lovely stream and watershed running through a suburban-style subdivision north of the Brazilian capital of Brasilia.

It's a beautiful place to photograph, especially in early morning light.

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In September the neighborhood began to organize, along with several environmental and social organizations, for its permanent protection.

Their motto, painted on a rock near a favorite swimming hole,

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said "The Heart of Nature Beats With Your Help."

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Recently everyone came together again to discuss...

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to plant trees...

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to share food...

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to have fun...

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and to be entertained by a marvelous performance group called Seu Estrelo that presents the music and myths of the popular cultures of the cerrado.


With spirit...

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With people...

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And with a place like this...

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All we can say is...

SALVE O URUBU

More photos:

Gathering (Sept 07)

Gathering (Dec 07)

Seu Estrelo

Corrego Urubu

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