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Life Imitates Art in Copacabana


It’s not a flashy photo but I love this shot from Rio, Brazil. I was walking between those iconic beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana, when I saw this man looking away from the sea and gazing instead at the busy street life just beyond the beach.

I don’t know him and he didn’t seem to be with anyone, but the similarity to the sculpture was spooky…


3 Responses to Life Imitates Art in Copacabana

  1. Heather on her travels February 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    I love those kind of sculptures that just become part of the landscape like the ones in Millenium square, Bristol. But I’m not sure that young guy looks anything like the old, bald man with glasses in the sculpture!

    • Abi February 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

      Haha! Yes, I was going for the similarity in body language rather than haircuts ;)

  2. Neda Freund March 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Haha it is spooky, but it’s really creative tho. Always love Brazil.

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