Making art at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Curitiba)

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We got to the Oscar Niemeyer Museum around lunchtime, just because we wanted the see the building itself

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The museum consists of two building. The first one was designed in 1967 by Oscar Niemeyer, faithful to the style of the time, and conceived as an educational institute. The second building, a distinctive annex, is a reminiscent of a human eye and fundamentally gave the museum a new identity. The annex was completed and opened to the public in 2003. Oscar Niemeyer completed the “Eye” at the age of 95 (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Niemeyer_Museum).

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It was Wednesday, and I had read in the tourist book (“South America on a shoe string” from Lonely Planet), that the entrance was free on Wednesdays. So why not go? Yes, the entrance was free! The museum focuses on the visual arts, architecture and design and we were really fascinated about many of the different exhibitions.

Like these two pictures…

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It is allowed to take pictures inside the museum, but without a flash. So after feeling inspired by all the art, we started playing with the camera to create our own art between the art at the museum wlEmoticon-camera Making art at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Curitiba)

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Is it standing or is it hanging?

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These are the coolest instruments I have ever seen… (left picture), and in the right pictures, the art creates the illusion of a pistol

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Usually we don’t visit that many museums, but sometimes it is good to do something different. This time we found it really fascinating and were inspired, so maybe we will visit more museum in the future. We also walked up the stairs and into the “Eye”, but at this moment a new exhibition was being set up, so no pictures. You better go there yourself. We left Curitiba, where even the dogs know how to use a pedestrian crossing.

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The Brazilians highway are loaded with trucks, and accidents happens everyday. On just one day we passed three accidents with trucks!

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This is were we camped for the night, and for the first time tried our new investment – A BLENDER wlEmoticon-redheart Making art at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Curitiba) Our plan is to make different smoothies for breakfast, and cold soups for dinner/lunch. Here in Brazil it is still quite warm even when it rains. When it rains we have to close the doors in the van, so we when cook at the same time, the van becomes like a sauna. If we can make cold soups, we don’t have to cook.

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The next day we had planned to go on a hike from the first ranger station at “Caminho do Itupava”, where a road leads further into the park. But we didn’t get far on the trail. The rain was just a drizzle when we started walking, but after just walk 30 minutes it was raining. It was not possible to see anything, and we decided to turn around.

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It pretty much rained the rest of the day

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By a coincidence we ended up on the scenic road PR-410, the road was still amazing, but there was not much to see in the rainy weather

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Next stop is Praia Guaecá, where we are gonna meet up with our friends Charles and Verena, who lives in São Paulo, but have a house by the beach. We are planning on enjoying the weekend together with them. Brazil is still beautiful on a cloudy day. See you in Praia Guaecá.

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