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Day 2-Technology and Art

In Sao Paulo, we decided to go to the MASP museum. This stands for museum of Museu de Arte de São Paulo. The admission tickets were 15 BRL’s for each of us, 75 BRL’s in total. It also had a very nice restaurant downstairs where we each spent $15 (American dollars) worth for food. Surprisingly, the food was similar to American food, consisting of burgers, wraps, steaks, and salads.

Most of the works were from European Artist from the 1300’s. This included paintings by Van Gogh and Picasso. There were also beautiful sculptures of animals, people, and irregular shapes. Many of the paintings came from the Portuguese settlers that came to Brazil hundreds of years ago.
After we viewed the MASP museum we were glad to step away from the past and see the future. Embraer is a company that makes new planes with new technology. Today, they were testing a luxurious jet that has good aerodynamics. The plane had leather seats and had tables to play card games.
Most people don’t like flying, but flying on this plane is an exception. This was one of the many planes that we saw today. We got to witness planes being built and operated on and it was like going to an old car show, because all of the planes were polished and looked gorgeous. It was amazing to see what flying would be like in 10 years, or maybe even sooner depending on how much progress they make.

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Posted by JMKCK 06:57

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