Sunday, November 30, 2008

Escape by Internet

There's really not much to say about the passing of November. Its been mostly work and definitely no social life. Where I am in this apartment the sun doesn't strike directly, so there's no 'wild sunbathing'. Anyway the climate is quite variable and the nights are surprisingly cool.

The angle of the windows and the bristle of high rises around me cuts me off from seeing dawns that are worthy of being recorded. So the only shots I have are really of sunsets and storms from the office windows.

I have no urge to 'document' this place - like most places in Brazil the city is too ugly to be an inspiration for a foto essay. Down-out-people I can find anywhere in the world, and I've really never liked taking 'negative' shots. And, contrary to stereotype, most Brazilians are chubby to fat; that limits me when it comes to street scenes.

I've walked three times around the center of Belo, which is entirely foregettable. Not very interested in doing it again. No redeeming feature other than the park in the center, and that's saying a lot.

So I stay in the apartment, connect to the Internet, and fly away from here.