view of Rio de Janeiro from air

Posted on 15 February 2007

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Urca neighbourhood
Urca neighbourhood, just next to the big stone mountain called “Pao de Açucar”. The mountain is 370m high – is a hill technically more accurate? I prefer mountain… makes it more grand 🙂
Botafogo neighbourhood
After Urca, can see Flamengo, and then Botafogo. The one shown here is Botafogo, where there’s a long beach and marina.
statue of Cristo Redentor
Christ’s statue is located behind Botafogo. The entrace of Christo is at a neighbourhood is called Laranjeiras (literally “orange orchard”).
Copacabana beach
Copacabana. The world famous beach. Its summer now, and the beach is packed. Beach fullness is a relation to temperature (higher temp –> very full beach)
at left, Lebnon, and at right, Copacabana
After Copabana, separated by a stone, is the Ipanema and Lebnon. Ipanema is the half of the beach nearer to Copacabana, while Lebnon is nearer to the hill in the photo.
Barra da Tijuca - the newest development, with the largest area
Barra da Tijuca is the ‘newest’ neighbourhood, with development like US, that a car is needed to get around. It is blessed with endless beach of tens of kilometres, perfect for surfing, and freshwater lake at the otherside.

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