Saturday, May 1, 2010

»NEW« TRAVELLING RR - Group 94 Surprise

This time i only took cards from Brazil, the other cards weren't that great.

Animal cards are not among my favorite kind of cards but i don't mind to get native animals. These 2 are from Pantanal, a tropical wetland and the world's largest wetland of any kind. It lies mostly within the brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul but extends also into Mato Grosso.
Toucans are 1 of the 1000 bird species that live in Pantanal.
"Toucans are a family, Ramphastidae, of near passerine birds from the neotropics (i.e. Southern Mexico, Central, South American, and Caribbean region). The family is most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, colorful bills. The family includes five genera and about forty different species. The name of this bird group is derived from Tupi tucana, via Portuguese." - in: wikipedia

Another bird specie living in Pantanal is the Hyacinth Macaw.
"Native to central and eastern South America, the Hyacinth Macaw is the largest macaw and the largest flying parrot species in the world, though the flightless Kakapo of New Zealand can outweigh it at up to 3.5 kg. In terms of length it is larger than any other species of parrot. While generally easily recognized, it can be confused with the far rarer and smaller Lear's Macaw. Their popularity as pets has taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild." - in: wikipedia

"Ribeirão Preto is a city in the Northeastern region of the state of São Paulo in Brazil.
The "Pedro II Theatre" (named in honor of Emperor D. Pedro II), dating from the 1920s - resisted time and was restored and modernized during the 1990s. Its ceiling, completely destroyed in a fire of 1980, was rebuilt and gained a new design projected by Japanese-Brazilian artist Tomie Ohtake. The Pedro II Theatre is now the third largest opera house in Brazil and is the home of the Ribeirão Preto symphony orchestra, one of the oldest and most important in Brazil." - in:

A view of the Upper City and Lower City with the Lacerda Elevador in Salvador da Bahía.
Inaugurated in 1873, this elevator was planned and built by the businessman António Francisco de Lacerda, The four elevator cages connect the 72 metres (236 ft) between the Thomé de Souza Square in the upper city, and the Cayru Square in the lower city. In each run, which lasts for 22 seconds, the elevator transports 128 persons, 24 hours a day.

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