A “beijo-flores” in Rocinha

A picture I took with a crappy disposable camera from CVS, when we went to Brazil in September 2004. Look close and you can see the hummingbird, which they call a “beijo-flores” down there.

Rocinha (pronounced “ho-SEEN-ya”) is one of the “favelas” in Rio de Janeiro. They’re like cities within a city, violent, struggling but trying. A lot of artists live there.

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