Travel Photography Photos tagged as cities and cityscapes
Here we can see two of São Paulo's most important landmarks: (1) Right side: Páteo do Collégio (School Yard) Building, a replica (1953) of the old Jesuit School erected on the place where São Paulo was founded, in 1554. (2) Background: Altino Arantes Building (also known as BANESPA Tower), inaugurated in 1947. Tallest buiding in town until 1967, from its 161 meters high observatory it's possible to experience a 360 degrees view of up to 40 km of the impressive urban scenary of the city.
Here is a partial view of modern Salvador, taken from Pestana Hotel, located in Rio Vermelho, an old fishermen's neighbourhood where big hotels and condominiums now abound. Pituba, one of the city's newer districts, can be seen in the background.
Here is another view of "Estação da Luz" (Light's Railway Station), in Downtown São Paulo. Time to get back home, after a hard day working in the very heart of this megalopolis. Many people don't pay attention to the nice sunset, making promises of a good evening.
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.
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.
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.
El Faro I and El Faro II twin towers are Argentina's tallest buildings, 160 meters high, located in Puerto Madero, a new district, on the shores of La Plata River.
This is another pic taken from Blue Tree Towers Hotel, showing part of Rio Vermelho, a neighbourhood famous for its artists, fishermen, restaurants, hotels and lively night.
Here is another view of "Rua XV de Novembro" (November XV Street), popularly known as "Rua das Flores" (Flowers' Street), first pedestrian street in Brazil, inaugurated in the beginning of the seventies. An old tram is one of its main attractions.
First pedestrian street in Brazil, inaugurated in the beginning of the seventies, the officially called "Rua XV de Novembro" (November XV Street), popularly known as "Rua das Flores" (Flowers' Street) is a children's paradise on Saturdays, when many cultural and leisure activities happen there. An old tram is one of the main attractions in the area.
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 "Avenida Nueve de Julio", known as the world's widest avenue (twelve traffic lanes - six lanes both sides), one of Buenos Aires most famous post-cards. La Plata River can be seen on the back.
Here we can see one of Buenos Aires' most important post-cards: "Avenida Nueve de Julio", known as the world's widest avenue (twelve traffic lanes - six lanes both sides), and the famous Obelisk Monument, in the confluence with also famous "Avenida Corrientes".
Capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, La Plata (just 50 minutes from Buenos Aires City, by car) is a still young city: its construction started in 1882, based in a modern and innovative urban planning project, whose main characteristics had influenced the construction of Belo Horizonte (Brazil), 15 years later. In this pic, a sight of "Plaza Moreno" (Moreno Square), with the City Hall on the back. La Plata worths a visit, for sure!
Another view of Downtown Rio.
One of brazilian most beautiful cities, Recife blends rich cultural and historical attractions with fine beaches. Here we can see Boa Viagem, a district famous for its beach... waiting for the rain! I took this pic from a plane, leaving Recife.
This pic shows Rio Grande do Sul's State Government administration building, in the district of Praia de Belas. On the back, the Guaíba River.
Built in 1869, in neoclassical style, the Public Central Market is one of Porto Alegre's most important landmarks, located in the very heart of the city, close to the old wharf, on the Guaíba River.
Here we can see two of Porto Alegre's most important landmarks: the City Hall (1901) and the Public Central Market (1869), both in neoclassical style, located in the very heart of the city, close to the old wharf, on the Guaíba River.
I've taken this pic when flying from Rio to São Paulo. Here we can see the place where Rio was founded, in 1565, close to the entrance of Guanabara Bay: Praia de Fora ("Outer Beach"), between the Sugar Loaf (to the left) and the Cara de Cão - "Dog's Face" (to the right) hills. Botafogo Inlet and the districts/beaches of Urca and Botafogo can also be seen.
Here is another view of Curitiba, taken from the Botanical Garden, one of the city's top landmarks.
This is Curitiba, a booming town in Southern Brazil. With more than 3 million people in its Metropolitan Area, this three centennial melting pot city becomes an important industrial center nowadays, famous for its innovative urban projects. This pic, taken from Telepar Tower (357 feet high), shows a part of Curitiba's Downtown.
Inaugurated in 1954, Ibirapuera is São Paulo's most important urban park, a paulistanos' (São Paulo's citizens)favourite. It encompasses gardens, museums, exhibition halls and monuments. This pic shows the Monument to the Constitutional Soldier.