Santa Teresa Murals (2)

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Santa Teresa Murals

Santa Teresa is the "artsy" neighborhood on Rio de Janeiro. Up a steep hill, it's hard to get to but the rents are cheap and the views of Rio are amazing. So are the murals/graffiti, two of which are here. More to come. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Buildings in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

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Petrobras and Rio de Janeiro Cathedral

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The facade of the Petrobras headquarters building pays tribute to the National Cathedral across the street.


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The Rio de Janeiro Cathedral is one of the most impressive modern cathedrals we have seen. Its design is based on that of ancient Mayan pyramids.

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Tijuca National Park - Rio de Janeiro

Scenes from a hike in Tijuca National Park in Rio de Janeiro - claimed to be the largest urban forest in the world. The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is atop Corcovado Mountain in this park. Click photos to enlarge them.

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On the Way to Christ the Redeemer

A couple of details near the station where one boards the train for the short but steep journey up to the base of the Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro. Click photos to enlarge them.

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Rio Peaks

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Christ the Redeemer in the clouds.


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Cable car cables to Sugarloaf.

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View of Rio

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One of many spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro from the surrounding mountains. (click to enlarge)