103 - 7th March 2006 - Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Foz de Iguacu


These flowers dotter the roadside on the way to Sao Paolo


Well


Bananas hanging at the rest stop


More of the flowers that covered the hills - Possibly Rhodedendron related?


The rest stop itself


Artwork in the market at Sao Paulo


The street Market


Theatro Municipal


Theatro Municipal


Beautiful fountain. The horses do seem to eject water from their noses however....and it smelt a bit dubious too.


Church in Central Sao Paulo


Cathedral


The Plaza


Inside the Cathedral


Inside the Cathedral - Attendance is somewhat higher than in England


The entranceway


The MASP - Museum d'Arte Sao Paulo


View from the Edifico Italia


Night view as the glow rises up from the streets


and later on the city sparkles


Arty shot


Irun does his stretching excercises


Reservoir under moody clouds on the way to Curituba


The Cathedral of Curitiba


The altar


Very ornate decoration


More of the Altar


Detail


Out and about in Curitiba - The fountain


The bus stops are all a bit space age here


Tiled art work


Looking down towards the square


Moon rising as the sun sets


Irun makes it funky.


6am - After the night bus - we arrive at Foz de Iguacu


The Itaipu dam


Excess water - The turbines provide 95 percent of Paraguays electricity


The view from the top


The reservoir


Ben boards the helicopter to see the falls


On their return


Our turn!


Kim, Pip, and David before our flight


Looking down at the forests


Instrumentation


The Devils Throat at the junction of Brazil (Bottom of picture) and Argentina (Top of Picture)


Iguassu Falls


Iguassu Falls


Further downstream


Don't look down!!


Pip and David enjoying the flight


The river


Our pilot


I looked down


The river


Pip just after we landed - We liked it lots


Inside the bird park


Emu


Flamingo


This bird kept covering itself in dust


Tucan


He was very friendly


There were several that came to say hello


Inside the Aviary


Iguana - Just lazing around


Butterfly in the Butterfly House


Taking a rest from flying


Tortoise


Spectacular Plumage


The sign outside - The Parque das Aves


The entrance to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls


This is one screen reflected by mirrors - I thought it was quite clever.


The first view of the falls


Looking through the trees


Iguassu Falls


Chris at Iguassu Falls


More of the falls - There can be up to 275 cataracts depending on river flow


Iguassu Falls


Lots of rocks make good waterfalls


And there are plenty here


Looking towards Devils Throat


Tourists on the boat ride go right under the falls


The Brazilian view is quite panoramic


Looking towards Argentina


Through the trees


The walkway at the end of the Brazilian side


Lush greenery


The final view of the falls


Mini Rapids


More damp tourists


A heron hunts beneath a rainbow


The cataracts


Looking downstream


Looking into the Devils Throat


Chris at the Devils Throat - Iguassu Falls


The greenery covered cliffs give an extra sense of drama


The top of the falls


Looking down


The Brazilian Walkway