I traveled to Brazil in September 2009 at the invitation of the Fourth International Translation Forum: "Along The Paths of Translation: Where Are We Heading?" I was kept busy: presenting a paper on description and literacy, speaking at a roundtable on description in the United States and conducting a three-hour audio description workshop for translation students in nearby Mariana. The conference was held in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais; I followed up on my visit to Ouro Preto (my first trip to Brazil) with three days in Sao Paulo and five days in Rio de Janiero. (A word to the wise who plan a trip to Brazil--U. S. citizens require a visa issued by the Brazilian consulate! My departure was delayed as the visa requirement had never occurred to me. Luckily, the good folks at the consulate issued me a visa within two hours and I managed to shift travel plans in plenty of time to proceed south of the border.)
This gallery is focused on my stay in Sao Paulo; separate galleries are dedicated to photos from my visits to Ouro Preto and Rio.