Changing RIO’s Landscape

French street artist JR, who made Paris’ Louvre pyramid disappear, has now managed to change the landscape of RIO.  With the use of enormous black-and-white photographs, JR has created the impression of Olympic athletes competing against the backdrop of RIO’s landscape.  You’ll have to see this to fully appreciate this amazing art:

http://www.businessinsider.com/french-artist-created-giant-photos-of-athletes-for-the-rio-olympics-2016-8?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=referral

JR

All Part of the Game

Now that the Olympics are underway, check out this article that admits the RIO Olympics are “troubled,” but asks: Aren’t they always?  Read on to find out if the author was right or wrong about whether glossy footage after the start of the Games would dilute any talk of the troubles plaguing the city.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-rio-olympics-are-troubled-but-arent-they-always/2016/08/03/42648ab4-55b9-11e6-88eb-7dda4e2f2aec_story.html?wpisrc=nl_draw&wpmm=1