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Here we can see, on the foreground, the Monument dedicated to General Simon Bolivar, "El Libertador" - The Liberator (1783-1830), the revolutionary leader responsible for the independence of five South American countries: Venezuela (its own native land), Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. The monument, a gift from Venezuela to Brazil, was inaugurated in 1981, at Juliano Moreira Square (district of Botafogo). On the background, we can see Rio Sul Tower, Rio's tallest building (162 meters high).
It was a sunny summer afternoon and the sky reflected in the glass windows of "Manhattan Tower" Building (one of the many skyscrapers built along Rio Branco Avenue, Rio de Janeiro's Downtown main street) looked really nice!
At the end of the day, clouds over Guanabara Bay. Shot from Botafogo Praia Shopping, this pic shows Botafogo Inlet, Flamengo Park to the left, Urca and Sugar Loaf to the right and, on the other side of Guanabara Bay, on the back, Niterói, Rio's twin-city.
Here is another pic taken from a plane, some minutes before its arrival at Santos Dumont Airport, in Downtown Rio. Guanabara Bay's entrance, Sugar Loaf, Santos Dumont Airport, part of Downtown, part of City's Harbour and some islands can be seen in this panoramic view.
This is Santos Dumont Aiport, in Downtown Rio. I was beginning an ordinary flight to São Paulo, and captured the instant the plane took its position to take off. In my mind, the lyrics of John Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane": Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane Don't know when I'll be back again Oh babe, I hate to go...
Another flight from Rio to São Paulo, another view of the place where Rio was founded, close to the entrance of Guanabara Bay: Praia de Fora ("Outer Beach"). The Sugar Loaf (to the left), Botafogo Inlet and the districts/beaches of Urca and Botafogo (to the right) can also be seen.
Even in a cloudy day, the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain (394 meters high) is an impressive "Welcome" landmark at the entrance of Guanabara Bay. The pic was taken from Urca Hill, close to the cable car station.
Although situated very close to the place where Rio de Janeiro was founded, in 1565, Urca is a young District, built in a reclaimed land area, at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain, in the first decades of the XX Century. Once known for its famous Casino, Urca remains as an amazing and exclusive neighbourhood, one of the best in town. The photo was taken from Urca Hill.
These nice and smiling children are native brazilians, who live in Paraty-Mirim Guarani Indian Reserve, in the middle of "Mata Atlântica" (Atlantic Tropical Rainforest), about 4 hours from Rio by car. The pic was taken when they were visiting a Public University in Rio, invited to sing and dance in a cultural event about diversity and citizenship.
The elegant profile of "Santa Luzia" Church, a Portuguese colonial architecture's jewel (1752), in Downtown Rio de Janeiro, contrasts with it's modern neighbours.
Another detail of the "Moorish Pavilion" (1917), building which hosts the Oswaldo Cruz Institute Foundation - Fiocruz, an important research center in medicine and health.
Internal detail of the "Moorish Pavilion", by portuguese architect Luis de Moraes Júnior, inaugurated in 1917 to host what today is one of the world's main research centers in medicine and health, the Oswaldo Cruz Institute Foundation - Fiocruz. The beautiful building is located in the district of Manguinhos.
Even in Wintertime flowers abound in Rio, where the mild temperatures of this period are almost similar to those we find during the european Springtime. I've taken this pic at FIOCRUZ Campus.
After many hours of rain and heavy sky, the sun appeared for a few minutes in the late afternoon and "goldened" that greyish day in Downtown Rio... The photo was taken from the terrace of a building located close to Tiradentes Square.
Sunset in Downtown Rio: Central Station Building (to the left), Duque de Caxias Palace (former Ministry of War, to the right) and "Morro da Providência" (Providence Hill).
Some contrasts in Downtown Rio: the modern San Sebastian Cathedral (1972); the old District of Lapa, a night life neighbourhood, where restaurants, bars, music & dance clubs abound; and, on the background, Santa Teresa Hill, a charming residential neighbourhood, full of restaurants, art galleries and ateliers.
Here is Paquetá Island, an idyllic District of Rio in the middle of Guanabara Bay. With some nice beaches and quiet streets, Paquetá is an "oasis" in the big city, a permanent source of inspiration for its poets, artists, tourists and residents.
This is a kind of "Angel", topping a huge monument dedicated to the brazilian heroes of the Argentina-Brazil-Paraguay War, occurred in the second half of XIX Century. Located at General Tibúrcio Square (district of Urca), it's also known as the "Urca's Angel".
First Protestant Church in Brazil (1862), the beautiful Rio de Janeiro's Presbyterian Cathedral - built in 1934, in neogothical style - contrasts with Downtown skyscrapers. Numerous vitrals illuminate its interior.
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