0 Likes

Iemanja Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro

Wikipedia: "Yemanja is an orisha, originally of the Yoruba religion, who has become prominent in many Afro-American religions. Africans from what is now called Yorubaland brought Yemaya and a host of other deities/energy forces in nature with them when they were brought to the shores of the Americas as captives. She is the ocean, the essence of motherhood, and a protector of children.

The goddess is known as Yemanjá, Iemanjá or Janaína in Brazilian Candomble and Umbanda religions.

On New Year's Eve in Rio de Janeiro, millions of cariocas, of all religions, dressed in white gather on Copacabana beach to greet the New Year, watch fireworks, and throw (white) flowers and other offerings into the sea for the goddess in the hopes that she will grant them their requests for the coming year. Some send their gifts to Iemanjá in wooden toy boats. Paintings of Iemanjá are sold in Rio shops, next to paintings of Jesus and other Catholic saints. They portray her as a woman rising out of the sea. Small offerings of flowers and floating candles are left in the sea on many nights at Copacabana."

Wikipedia: "Festa importante dedicada a Iemanjá ocorre durante a passagem de ano no Rio de Janeiro. Milhares de pessoas comparecem e depositam no mar oferendas para a divindade. A celebração também inclui o tradicional "Banho de pipoca" e as sete ondas que os fiéis, ou até mesmo seguidores de outras religiões, pulam como forma de pedir sorte à Orixá."

Copyright: Willy Kaemena
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5000x2500
Uploaded: 28/08/2011
Atualizado: 23/10/2012
Visitas:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

AYRTON
Iemanjá at Copacabana Beach
AYRTON
Reveillon at Copacabana Beach 2008
Willy Kaemena
Rio New Year 2008
Carlos Fernandez
camarin
Carlos Fernandez
Spider-Man Room
AYRTON
Av. Atlântica
Jon Tojek
Rio de Janeiro, Cemetery São João Batista - Tojek VFX
Carlos Eduardo Carvalho (Cartola)
São João Batista Cemetery in Rio de Janeiro in the Dead's Day
AYRTON
Prezunic Supermarket
Jon Tojek
Rio de Janeiro, Cemetery2 São João Batista - Tojek VFX
Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom
Copacabana no Fim da Tarde Vista do Forte - Rio de Janeiro
Willy Kaemena
Copacabana Fort
Isaac Martinez
9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City
Jan Vrsinsky
Zombiewalk 2012
Lionel TISSOT-BEZ
Vue aérienne de la Place Carré du Louvre, Paris, Louvre, Aérial shoot
Marcio Cabral
Laguna Amarga at sunset
Flemming V. Larsen
Cinque Terre - Main Street In Riomaggiore
Gary Krohe
Topeka-High-School-Cafeteria
yunzen liu
yunnan luliang Colorful Sand Forest 1——The world's largest color sand sculpture theme park
John Roberts
Inside the Arch at Paul Bunyan's Woodpile, Juab County, Utah, USA
Eric-Bardot-Chappaz
Cuzion-Chateau-Bonnu-face-S E-Indre-France
Jeffrey Martin
Wandering around in Lisbon 6
Furman Artjem
The yard next to the temple of the Holy Sepulcher
Renzo Falconi
Porto S. Stefano-Spanish fortress-Terrace
Willy Kaemena
Palmela Castle
Willy Kaemena
DDR DR Reichsbahn VT18.16 Motor
Willy Kaemena
IVRPA booth
Willy Kaemena
CP Intercidades
Willy Kaemena
Fort Santiago
Willy Kaemena
Glass Dome of Reichstag
Willy Kaemena
Roland
Willy Kaemena
Velaro E AVE S103
Willy Kaemena
Bischofstor April 28, 2008
Willy Kaemena
Tram 917
Willy Kaemena
Singapore Marina Bay
Willy Kaemena
Pattayagardepool2004 Rm Sphere
More About Brazil

Here's your soundtrack. Okay, maybe they're not exactly brazillian but their music is awesome and their live shows legendary.Now, Brazil covers almost half of South America and its Amazon rainforest is the world's largest jungle... which is rapidly getting cut down. The country is basically one giant botanical garden with some bangin' cities on its edges.Brazil was colonized in 1808 by the royal court of Portugal, which was fleeing Napolean's troops. They didn't stay long, and Brazil won its independence in 1822.Its biggest city, Sao Paulo, is the financial hub of South America. Brazil is the "b" in BRIC -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four were labeled the world's fastest developing large economies in the year 2001.Brazil is known for three things: amazingly beautiful women, carnival, and Pele -- King of Football, Athlete of the Century, football ambassador of the world and a declared national treasure.Brazillians can tell foreigners a mile away, by the way their hips move. Samba is built into the soul of brazil and carnival is when it bursts out into twenty-four hour undying explosions of sound on every street.This picture of mask diving at the Taipus reefs makes me shed hot and salty tears all over my calendar, which is set on "January" right now.Text by Steve Smith.