images of brazil
On my first google-search for “Brazil,” I found some very stereotypical reasons to visit Brazil. Alongside some maps, there are pictures of girls in bikinis, people playing soccer, women wearing next to nothing for Carnaval, a coffee plantation, the statue of Jesus on top of Rio de Janeiro, and beaches. In searching through Brazil travel websites, beaches and bikinis were not displayed as often as I would have thought. On the other hand, there are many photos that show Rio de Janeiro from the top of Corcovado Mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer opens his arms. Everyone seems to be impressed by the image of this statue. Even national geographic has a picture! This one is my favorite that I have found.A search for photos of Brazil on “Flickr” did provide pictures of the beach, specifically a place called Laguna, which is in the state of Santa Catarina. But my one search did not ONLY display pictures of the coastline. Another search for Santa Catarina is from another type of travel guide that I have seen. This is the “reader-written” guide. The concept is that the readers of the travel guide will then contribute to it, thereby updating it with authentic perspective. Perhaps this is the only way to obtain a traveler culture: have those that have traveled write the guides. The photo of a dolphin was presumably submitted by someone who traveled to Santa Catarina. It still gives off a “travel picture” vibe, because it displays an attraction. Then again, people take pictures of animals all the time. I think that in this case, the venue by which the picture is displayed gives the picture its significance. By clicking “Next” the viewer of the website will see other photos from Brazil, most of which are stereotypically, “travel pictures.” Nevertheless, I wonder if we would be able to pick out travel pictures in a series of random photos of all kinds?
Travel photos of Brazil focus on women,