My last day in Rio de Janeiro I walked from my hotel on Copacabana Beach to Ipanema Beach and had lunch at Garota de Ipanema, the restaurant where Tom Joabim wrote his song, The Girl From Ipanema. The walls are full of pictures of Joabim, That Girl, and much more. I had a great lunch on the patio and was serenaded by a group of street singers. By the time I left I was just full of all of it. Even though it was the middle of winter Ipanema Beach was was a vibrant commercial venture, full of massage tables, and much more. People were sunning themselves, swimming, and just hanging on the beach. I just had to paint this as a tribute to the girls of Ipanema.
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