Tag Archives: Urban
Chandra Signs Peace Wall with Samara

A Political Tour of Belfast

Did you know that Belfast is a city divided? Still? I didn’t. Watching TV as a child and teenager, I can remember a backdrop of both violence and positive change across the world: the end of apartheid, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Oslo accords and the Good Friday Agreement. These resolutions seemed to halt […]

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Rocinha favela - the largest in Rio

Visiting the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Favelas are supposed to be what we would call ghettos, slums or townships. They are a large part of what Rio is known, and often feared for.  Visiting the favelas of Rio, especially the largest favela, Rocinha, is a very special experience.  Rocinha is built on a steep hillside overlooking Rio, and is located about […]

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