Thursday, September 24, 2015

Another trip to Brazil (in my 7 Continents AB)

Today we're heading up the coast, away from the Sao Paulo and Rio beaches.

We're headed to Fernando de Noronha, and our first stop is Pig's Bay.

Seen above are the "Two Brothers" that jut out of the bay.  The rock formations are not only unique, but quite distinct.

The archipelago comprises 21 islands. Only the largest of them is inhabited, and visiting the other islands requires special authorization, as they are protected areas.

Pig's Bay is also a translation (Baía dos Porcos). 

There is a great deal of wildlife here, so I grabbed a piece of leather, and tried to turn it into a feather.  Silly me.  I think the feathers go the opposite direction, but this was good practice for making different things out of the many small bits of leather I have been gifted.

This is side 2, or the reverse of the page above.  Lots of words and not many images take on this page.

Many of you remember the encyclopedia I took the above information from was copyrighted 1937.  We'll discuss the penal colony later.

The peninsula known as Fernando de Noronha is a sanctuary for birds and fish you won't find anywhere else on earth.

I'd like to tar and feather whoever thought this incredibly beautiful place should and could be treated so insensitively without damaging the delicate balance that had existed until humans arrived.

I am just in awe of how well nature has bounced back since 1957, when the trees were no longer indiscriminately felled.  Could that be why the birds are now flourishing?

Both land and sea turtles are now protected at Fernando de Noronha.

For side 3, I compared Fernando de Noronha with Ilha Grande, because I thought the beaches looked quite similar in photos.

I began by comparing the two, not for their beaches, but for their "past lives."

Although I didn't label any of the photos, 

I tried to make it obvious the top photos were from Ilha

while the bottom photos, which included the birds,

are from Fernando de Noronha.

To warn you, should you decide you want to visit, you pay an environmental tax up front (before you get to Fernando de Noronha) and the cost to get there is expensive.  Staying there is expensive, too.  Since the number of people who can visit there are limited, this may be the ideal vacation for a loner (a rich loner).

Here's a final look

at the pages I created

for Fernando de Noronha in my altered book.

All pages were created with used file folders that I colored with acrylics.  I added stickers, a feather made from leather, computer generated words, and images from a magazine and various travel brochures.

Thanks for continuing on this imaginary travel journey in my 7 Continents altered book.  It's fun having you along to share it with.

As an update on the Sally saga, we took load 12 to the Goodwill yesterday, and I brought a few things home for me.  One was an organizer exactly like one Sally has.  I have wanted one like hers for years, ever since I saw hers in 2006.  Now I have one, too.  Photos soon, because everything she gave me had been in her garage and were filthy.  No more Sally saga photos until we start on her basement.  Of course, her bedroom is still a mess, although I managed to refold a few of her tee shirts and make them look more presentable.

8 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Well, I have learnt a lot again, and seen lots of beautiful places. I would love to visit the bird and wildlife sanctuary, must be fascinating. Glad you have made progress on the Sally front, and hope that sooner or later everything will be done. Have fun with your new organizer when you have cleaned it. Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is a place that I have never heard of and were it not so expensive would definitely be on my "bucket list"!

I'm glad you received my package! Yes, tomorrow is the Pope's Mass & Tuesday we are off. Just found out from my friend in Stockholm that the night before the exhibition opens we are invited to a book launch party--so the book is coming out the same time after all. So excited!

Halle said...

You are ever the student and then the teacher... You have a gift for sharing knowledge.

Dianne said...

I was all ready to go to these islands with you until you said it is so expensive. darn. they look wonderful! we could get a lot of walking done... ♥

Divers and Sundry said...

A rich loner? Leaves me out, but seeing your pictures is almost as good. Anyway, it's as close as I'll ever get ;) I always enjoy traveling with you :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. I love the colors on those beautiful pages Elizabeth and I have learnt very much --Thank you!

I really think the Sally Saga comes to a very good end--- fab you now have such a super organizer!Looking forward to the photos!

Rita said...

Lots of information! Good to know there are some protected areas! Love it! So beautiful. :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is a fabulous way to share information and once again it's been a brilliant lesson for me! Don't know why I wouldn't have thought about beaches but I hadn't! I hope that the rich folk that go there look after it! Chrisx