Tijuca Dragons

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On the roof of the pavilion at Chinese Vista in Tijuca Park, Rio de Janeiro.

To the Top of Tijuca

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The final steps (110 of them) to the peak of Tijuca, the highest peak in the national park of the same name in Rio de Janeiro - supposedly the largest urban park in the world.

View from Sugarloaf

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Jesus and His Disciples

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The famous mountaintop statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro attracts big crowds. Many of them seem to think that crucifixion is fun.

Sunrise in Rio

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Salvador and Rio

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Today we flew from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro. In the morning we took a last walk in the Pelourinho historic district in Salvador. Here's a scene (not all that historic) near our hotel.


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And here's the ocean view from our hotel room in Copacabana.

Afro-Brasileiro Museum

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The Salvador Bahia region of Brazil has the largest concentration of people of African descent outside of Africa. It's reflected in this fine museum, which was featuring an exhibit of very colorful African costumes and fabrics.

Tropical Downpour

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Morning view from our hotel balcony in Salvador of cranes servicing a container ship in the harbor. Taken with a zoom lens at about 300 mm equivalent - the scene is about a kilometer away.


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The same scene in the late afternoon during a downpour - brief but intense.

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Salvador at Dusk

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A cobblestone street close to our hotel near the historic center of Salvador.

Beach at Costa do Sauipe

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A dramatic combination of sand, rock, waves, and sky - bordered by coconut palms. Pretty nice.

Little Monkeys

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The little monkey from this morning came back with its sibling. They are bigger than I wrote this morning, more small squirrel than chipmunk.

Little Monkey

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A visitor to our room this morning through the door to the balcony. It was about the size of a chipmunk.