Dia do Florista
(Florist). St. Dorothea, her feast day seems to be today, is the patron saint of horticulture. Dorothea of Caesarea was a martyr during the prosecutions by the Roman emperor Diocletianus. The legend says that a man asked Dorothea – on the way to her execution (decapitation – to bring him apples and roses from the garden from her husband (she was virgin, she said that Jesus was her husband). Before her execution, a six year old child delivered the man the veil of Dorothea, filled with a heavenly scent of flowers and fruits. This man, named Theophylus, became that impressed that he converted himself to Christianity and later became a martyr, too. Obviously, Dorothea’s date of death is February 6, 311, while her feast day is also mentioned as February 6.
|Como fazer um arranjo de flores profissional
Dia do Repórter Fotográfico e Cinematográfico
(Photo reporter and film reporter). No day without news. News that travels at light speed these days, or you receive the printed version a bit later. Without photographs and films, many news items will not have great impact. Images must provoke emotions and draw attention of the spectator or reader. French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is considered as the father of photo journalism. One of the most respected Brazilian photo reporters is Sebastião Salgado. Other Brazilian photo reporters are to be seen on this site. The European Day for the Rights of the Journalist is held on September 5.
Uma imagem vale mais do que mil palavras
One image has more value than one thousand words
The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
― Henri Cartier-Bresson
“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson
“It is not the photographer who makes the picture, but the person being photographed”.
― Sebastião Salgado
|Dia do reporter Fotográfico
||Repórter fotográfico no jornalismo impresso
|Profissão Repórter – 02/08/11 – Fotógrafos Em Ação, Parte 1
||Profissão Repórter – 02/08/11 – Fotógrafos Em Ação, Parte 2
|Cartier Bresson Street Photography I
||Cartier Bresson Street Photography (II)
|Cartier Bresson Street Photography (III)
||Sebastiao Salgado: The Photographer as Activist
City of Ouro Preto added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In 1698, a fazenda was founded at the location of Ouro Preto, 93 kilometers from Belo Horizonte. In 1711, the settlement became more structured and gained the name Vila Rica. In 1720, Vila Rica became the capital of the new capitania of Minas Gerais. In 1823, the city received the title Imperial Cidade, Imperial City, and was renamed in Ouro Preto. The city lost its status of capital when Belo Horizonte was inaugurated in 1897. In 1933, Ouro Preto was declared Brazilian Cultural Heritage. In 1980, the city was the first Brazilian location to be added to the prestigious World Heritage List of the UNESCO. The city is widely known for its historic center in the colonial, baroque style.
|Há 30 anos Ouro Preto recebia o título de patrimônio cultural
||Terra de Minas – Ouro Preto
Soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, beter known as Pelé, made his 500th goal.
Pelé scored his 500th goal in the match between Santos and São Paulo, which ended in a 3×3 draw. In this match, Pelé scored twice, the latter became his 500th. Seven years later, he would break the magic limit of one thousand goals.
|Pelé part 1
|Pelé part 2
Foundation of the city of Blumenau (SC).
On 2 September 1850, seventeen German migrants arrived by traveling via the Itajaí-Açu River. Their leader was medical pharmacist Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau. The original idea was to create an agricultural colony, but soon it became an industrial colony, the largest textile center of Brazil. Due to the industrial activities, the city also became a trade center of significance. Thanks to an article in the widely read magazine Reader’s Digest, Blumenau gained reputation as an exotic tourist resort. In reaction, the city organized various events, including the famous Oktoberfest, world’s second largest beer festival, after the Fest in Munich, Germany. The tight cultural ties with Germany are clearly visible during this festival. At present, the city hosts a little more than 300 thousand inhabitants.
|Blumenau 160 anos
||Hey Blumenau – RBS TV
|Oktoberfest 2011 – Blumenau /SC
||Abertura Oficial da Oktoberfest Blumenau 2011
|DESFILE 160 ANOS de BLUMENAU – 02.09.2010
|Hino oficial da cidade de Blumenau – SC
Brazil maintained neutrality, after the declarations of war of France and England against Germany.
President Vargas declared that Brazil would stay neutral in the conflict in Europe. Three years later, as a reaction upon the destruction of Brazilian vessels by German and Italian war ships, Brazil declared war against both nations.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015