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A Photo Show of Creative Outdoor Christmas Decorations in Rural Brasil.

Some of the Outdoor Christmas decorations in rural Brasil, as shown here, are made with ingenuity. They use discarded soft drink bottles to make these lovely decorations in Águas da Prata, Poços de Caldas and São Joo da Boa Vista.
See the New Year's Eve Fireworks in Poços de Caldas

Happy New Year 2008 - Fireworks in Poços de Caldas

Every New Year's Eve they put on a fantastic fireworks show in downtown Poços de Caldas, in the park behind the Palace Hotel.

This year was probably the best ever. The spectacular show went on non stop for 30 minutes. There was lots of bangs and smoke as the skyrockets lit up the night sky over Poços de Caldas.

At the same time, and throughout the day, people let off "bombs" all over town.

Here is a collection of photos of some of the fireworks.







The park behind the Palace hotel is lit up beautifully at night.





Thousands of people gather all around the park. This photo was taken an hour before the fireworks began.





They set off the fireworks on the sidewalk between grassy areas in full view of everyone behind the Palace Hotel.





So the show began with a bang at midnight!
























































































It was an amazing spectacle! Happy New Year, Everyone, Everywhere!

Note: This post is repeated in our Blog "Fogos" at

http://fogosnoaguas.blogspot.com/

Go there and see what happened with fireworks in Águas da Prata!


Photos by Urso Branco

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Christmas 2007 - Poços de Caldas at night


Poços de Caldas had many fine light displays. Here is a collection of some of the displays in downtown Poços.






















































These lanterns are made from recycled pop bottles.























These white lanterns are also made with recycled pop bottles.






















These large lanterns in the trees are also made from recycled pop bottles.









Poços de Caldas puts on a marvelous display for Christmas both daytime and nighttime.



Photos by Urso Branco

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Christmas 2007 - Águas da Prata


This year Águas da Prata Christmas Decorations are mostly done with lights at night.

Here are some of the displays.






This group of photos was taken in the Praça das Bandeiras near our house.




There was a group of carollers singing joyously.




























They set up some amusements and games for the kids.









The Mayor, Sr. Jordan with a guest.





The Praça das Bandeiras.





Reindeer.





More Reindeer.





Another view of the Praça das Bandeiras.





The Groto near the Church.




A light tree in front of the Prata Restaurante.





The Chales, closed for the night.





Another light tree in the Praça Basilio Ceschin.




They set up a modest display in the Old Train Station. Here it is in daylight.









Here is the same display lit up at night. Very lovely!








A house display near our home.





The same display in the daytime.




This was our small but pleasant Outdoor Christmas Decorations in Águas da Prata for 2007;





Photos by Urso Branco

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