Florianópolis – Brazil

Pictures by our niece Renata
Florianópolis at Wikipedia

Once upon a time… Florianopolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil

…a dream place called “Jurerê International”
in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina State – Brazil

A huge puddle ’cause we got lots of rain all night long!

As I said…kind of paradise!

**Pictures taken early morning as I didn’t want to disturb anybody in vacations there!
Florianopolis at wikipedia.

Joinville – Santa Catarina State, Brazil

Joinville is a city in Santa Catarina State, 
in the Southern Region of Brazil.
Joinville was founded on March 9, 1851,
 by German, Swiss and Norwegian immigrants.

Even though it is considered a German-Brazilian city, 
its name is French (Joinville was named after François d’Orléans,
 prince of Joinville, son of King Louis-Philippe of France,
 who married Princess Francisca of Brazil, in 1843).

The land where Joinville is located was part of the French and
 Brazilian Royal Family wedding gift,
 even though the Prince of Joinville and his Brazilian bride 
had never been to the land.

Joinville is the only city outside of Moscow to have a school 
of the Bolshoi Ballet, the renowned Russian Ballet Company.
Every year since 1982, Joinville’s Dance Festival gathers in the
 city thousands of professional dancers 
and viewers from all over the world.
The festival always takes place in the second half of July.

Joinville Town Hall 
Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil website.