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They Draw & Travel

30 Apr

Here’s a cool website for some travel related artwork- it’s called They Draw & Travel. It features artwork from artists all over the world. The website makes it easy to narrow down to what you’d like- you can search by destination, art style, and vibe. Below are some that have caught my eye (click on the images for a larger version). Happy browsing!

TDAT- Buenos Aires

TDAT- New York

TDAT- Los Angeles

TDAT- Greece

TDAT- Tanzania

TDAT- Kyoto

And if you are food minded- here’s the original site called They Draw & Cook¬†which TDAT was spun off from. Enjoy!

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Escadaria Selaron

23 Mar

Warning, picture heavy post!

Today we subway-ed to the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, where we explored Escadaria Selaron, a series of steps adorned with colorful and unique tiles from all over the world. It was super neat!

I’ll let the pictures do the blogging!

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This is the artist/namesake. He still works on this every day! His home is here as well.

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That’s him again!

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It was sweltering hot, but Jerry was very patient as I ended up taking pics of almost every tile. There were even more pics than what’s in this post! Some people recommend to start from the top and go down, but that makes no sense to us because you can’t see anything as you walk down, and you’d have to keeping turning around at every landing. Plus I think it is safer to enter from the bottom, there are more ppl around. The top seemed more residential.

I definitely recommend a visit to these steps if you find yourself in Rio. It’s very unique, very Brazil, but at the same time, very universal.

Leaving Our Mark at the Ekeko Hostel, Lima

6 Mar

Our hostel in Lima had a nice backyard/patio area, especially since the days were so warm.

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There was a wall where travelers could leave a little national pride.

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Oh the British humor.

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How cute is that koala!!

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But something was missing so we decided to add our own artwork.

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First, a draft.

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Yes we screwed up. No worries we fixed it.

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Yes there were exactly 50 stars! Count ’em all!

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Then we tackled the other wall and came up with this. Not as cute as the koala but we didn’t want to attempt to draw a California bear, so instead we went with our alma maters.

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All done!

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