Sunday, August 21, 2016

Before the closing Rio ceremonies: a spread in my 7 Continents AB

Let's take one final look around Rio before the closing Olympic ceremonies tonight.

Rio sites should be quite famous by now, like Ipanema beach.

The Brazilian flag has flown high these past 16 days, while Christ the Redeemer has stood guard over the games of the 31st Olympiad.

There's been a carnival feel to the games and in the streets,

and tourists have flocked to the Copacabana and Sugar Loaf Mountain to take in the local sights and sounds atmosphere that Rio is so famous for.

Materials include a used file folder for my substrate that I colored with chalks.  I included images from three different travel magazines, a flag, and some wonderful 3-D embellishments I picked up last week when my friend Kathy came to visit and we went shopping.

I found a great photo of the Meeting of the Waters on the internet, so thought it was a far better photo than the ones I used on my spread yesterday.  This is something I really want to see in person.

Thanks for visiting today.  Tomorrow we will visit the Amazon as promised.  But today, it's time to say good-bye to Rio and the Olympics. 

12 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful page! I would love to visit Rio - one of the the most beautiful cities in the world!
Happy Sunday Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

Divers and Sundry said...

I always look forward to the Olympics and enjoy getting to know new countries. Your views of Brazil are great!

Sandra Cox said...

What a wonderful way to honor the hosting country of the Olympics.

Meggymay said...

I have been watching the Olympics on TV and it looks to be an amazing country and city to visit. Your page is fantastic Elizabeth, I hope you get your wish to visit there.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Watching the pre-closing ceremony show and it is pretty amazing everything that happened in that interesting city. Love your Rio spread today. You used some great images. And I am so glad you found a photo of those 2 rivers. You can pick out the Rio Negro so easily, can't you? How cool it that. I think it would be something special to see too. Hope you ahd a great weekend and waiting for the Amazon spread. :) Hugs-Erika

~*~Patty S said...

Super page you created with those colorful images that represent Rio so beautifully E!
I have enjoyed learning so much about Brazil and especially Rio with the coverage of the Olympics these many days.
Very happy it went so well.
Hope you had a nice weekend.
We finally got some much needed rain.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful RIO pages. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Very apt page and so beautiful. Love the photographs and hope you get to see the 'meeting' in person some day

Love Chrissie xx

Sami said...

Right on time for the closing of the Olympics Elizabeth!
Rio is an exciting city, but not one where I would like to live!

Rita said...

Goodbye Olympics! (Not that I watched any of it--LOL!)
Great waters meeting photo!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous page Elizabeth! I would so love to visit Rio! BBC covered the game so well - only thing they didn't show much of was the synchronised swimming which always fascinates me - I did manage to find about an hour in the catch up section..! That photo certainly is a good example! Hugs, Chrisx

Corrine at said...

You've definitely captured the festive air of the city. Just wish it had been cleaner, so sad really. xox