365 Photo Project – Week 22

It’s June. How did that happen? When we left England in March, it was winter. When we go back there in two weeks it will be summer. How did the time pass so quickly?

Week twenty two, nearly half way through the year, and we’re still going strong.

We’ve been in our new apartment for a week, which has given us time to start feeling at home. We’ve chosen our favorite spots on the couch, I’m starting to remember which kitchen cabinet has the spices and which has the utensils, and we can find our way to the bathroom in the dark.

Now we’re in the process of finding all the best local places to find what we need. That means a lot of walking around, and stumbling over a lot of broken sidewalks. If Brazil has a single stretch of unbroken sidewalk that is more than ten feet long, I have yet to see or hear of it.

Through the Sidewalk

Through the Sidewalk

Not only are they usually broken and full of cracks and deep holes, but they’re unpredictable. Some are slanted at 45 degrees, some are only a foot and a half wide, most have power and telephone poles sprouting right out of the middle of them. All of that means we spend half the time actually walking in the road, with traffic.

And sometimes when we’ve found a good store that actually has some of the things we need, and we have a bit too much to carry home while dodging traffic, we grab a taxi.

Through the Taxi

Through the Taxi

But the other times, when we keep to our feet and get to know more new streets around the area, we find beautiful little hidden gardens behind the security fences.

Through the Fence

Through the Fence

The weather has been beautiful, in the mid 70’s and sunny during most of the two months we’ve been here. That all changed a few days ago, and we had four rainy days in a row. Winter is here in the southern hemisphere, and on those rainy Sundays like today we can cuddle up on the sofa with a hot cup of tea and watch the rain.

Through the Balcony

Through the Balcony

We’re together, we’re happy with where we are, things are coming together with the new job and with our new social circle (which is happily growing), and we’re home.

Where do you feel most at home? Is it in a certain place? A specific house? With a special person?

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6 Responses to 365 Photo Project – Week 22

  1. Where Roots And Wings Entwine June 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Love the pink rose through the fence.
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    • akil3655
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      June 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

      Thanks! It’s one of the things I love about Brazil. There can be so much cement and decay, but you find the prettiest things that sprout up between the cracks. :)
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  2. Coombemill - Fiona June 2, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    So glad you are settling in well and work and social are coming together. I wouldn’t be too keen on the pavements – that would mean lady heels are out then! The old adage for me ‘home is where the heart is’ and mine is wherever my husband and children are.
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    • akil3655
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      June 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

      I agree with you, home is where Brian and I are together. So far we’ve had a lot of homes!

      I agree about the lady heels too, except you should see the range of high fashion footwear that the Brazilian women wear, even to the grocery store! I can’t believe the don’t break their ankles, but they seem to just be used to it.
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  3. jenny paulin June 2, 2013 at 11:52 pm #

    more wonderful photos – you have such an eye for a great shot. those pavements look very dodgy – i would have tripped up on them!
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    • akil3655
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      June 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

      Thanks, Jenny!
      Yes, all the pavements area extremely dodgy. Most of them I wouldn’t even call pavements, more like a patchwork of brick, tile, dirt and trash with a bit of cement mortar to hold it all together. It sure makes you keep your eyes open!