As I promised I am up for doing Sketch tours on Rio on the following dates: Sunday 24th and Tuesday 26th. After the symposium I still don´t know if I am going to have time to do another meeting.
For those interested I was thinking in walking around the city, with some stops to sketch in the main places. On the topic: "Must see and do if only spending 3 days in Rio de Janeiro", I divided the city in 4 regions to go:
1 - Downtown area
2 - Jardim Botânico area
3 - Copacabana area
4 - Other places I love (randon)
Please look and search for the topic here, as I posted a lot of pictures and explanations about the places: paraty2014.urbansketchers.org/forum#/discussion/11/must-see-and-do-if-only-spending-3-days-in-rio-de-janeiro
As we have just 2 days I decided in doing:
Sunday 24th - Jardim Botânico and surrondings
Tuesday 26th - Downtown area
Why? First, most of people are going to stay on Copacabana / Ipanema neighborhoods, so you are going do it by yourselfs. Same thing with the 2 main touristic atractions: Sugar Loaf and Corcovado/Christ, everybody is probably doing by your own. So I want to go to beautiful/unique places that you may find difficult to go alone, as the downtown. Second, I know some people want to go to the downtown on Sunday. DON'T DO IT. As many cities in the world, Rio's downtown is mostly for commercial/business place, what means it is very empty on Sunday. As I agree that it makes easier for sketch, it is dangerous and you are not going to feel the place as it usually is. Another thing, on Tuesday the main Art shop of the city will be open if someone needs to buy one last thing before going to Paraty.
Bring water, hat, sunscreen, a good walking shoe and everything you want to use to sketch (remember we are going to walk a lot). If you want to bring a camera, keep it inside a bag.
So, let´s make a list and settle a meeting place. I tought Botafogo station at 10am would be good for everyone.
I will start and who is interest just continue the list. See you
1 - Thais Canavezes (guide)