Saint Moritz Hotel
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... instead of his boy Noah Vonleh who he had been slurping all week.
After about an hour of monitoring the draft, we head back up to the room for a couple of Skype sessions back home before heading of to bed, David still acting the fool. At one point, he started drinking the tap water, despite our explicit instructions to him that the water might not be potable. He didn't get sick, so I guess it was not that bad.
... We spent some more time mooching around the city admiring
the buildings, and then headed back to the hostel to get ready to go out for
dinner. It was meant to be a group meal but we have wanted to go out for a
proper Brazillian all you can eat barbeque since we got here and Billy gave us
a good suggestion, so we decided to go for that.
Oh my word, I am quite glad we haven’t been to one yet as it
was so good we would both have put on 3 stone by the time we ...
... easily around the city with dedicated bus lanes and... wait for it Boris, double bendy buses. In Curitiba we also experienced a little more of the Christmas experience with some traditional Christmas markets and a Christmas parade that bordered on the bizarre. Elsewhere we have had more traditional shows of Christmas singing, though not quite the familiar carols that we know so well. Of course it always seems a bit odd to be celebrating Christmas when ...
... The walls inside the sanctuary are made of purple and blue vitral, a type of stained glass. The vitral allows light from outside the church to filter in . During the daytime, this stained glass bathes the interior of the sanctuary in a blue haze . It was really spectacular, and well worth the trip to see the sanctuary just to stand inside and experience the lighting. There is also an ornate chandelier ...
... to Oscar Niemeyer to plan the city and design the buildings.
The basic design of the city has the appearance of an aeroplane, with the fuselage being the central axis of Government and commercial buildings, with two wings of residential areas on either side. Niemeyer was a communist and clearly influenced by the Soviet planners of the time, so the centre of his city has a distinct Soviet feel to it, with vast open spaces between ugly concrete blocks, and wide roads and ...