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Just east of Manaus, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, is The Meeting of Waters (Encontro das Águas).

It is here that the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimões create the hydraulic phenomenon of existing side by side, but not mixing. Temperature and velocity give this convergence its unique black tea alongside creamy coffee visual, and keep the two rivers apart for almost four miles before they join to become The Lower Amazon.

The confluence of the Negro and Solimões however would not occur without a third factor, a blast of heavy currents that churn their differences together to become a new living thing.

Like The Meeting of Waters, the natural environment of the rainforest and the culture of the capital city co-exist and come together. Their third factor is the people, the tribes and artisans of Manaus.

It is this union of art and ecology, that vital connection of Manaus to the surrounding Amazon, that forms a BWObject.