Happy Friday! It’s time for the first Friday Photo of this blog’s second year. Yep, in case you missed it, I celebrated my first blogoversary a few days ago!
This week saw the passing of the great Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, at age 104. One of my favourite Niemeyer buildings (and one of the few that I’ve been fortunate enough to see in person thus far) is the Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, or MAC) in Niteroi, Brazil.
Completed in 1996, the MAC is known for its UFO-like appearance. Niteroi is a charming city just across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro; the view from the ferry that I took across the bay was spectacular.
In this photo, the MAC is on the right; at left is the distinctively-shaped Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) in Rio de Janeiro. If you look closely you can see the cable cars that take visitors to the top of the mountain.
This photo was taken during my visit to Brazil in September 2010. That was the same trip during which South America became the fifth continent on my World Karaoke Tour when I sang in Rio.