Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro
When in Rio in November 2018, we ventured down to the waterfront of Guanabara Bay near to Santos Dumont Airport, the main domestic hub for the Brazilian city, where we had landed from Iguazu and had witnessed planes taking off and landing whilst we were up Sugarloaf Mountain. As we walked along the water’s edge, […]
Photos close-up in the mist and from the Botanical Gardens, November 2018.
In November last year we visited Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. We encountered many amazing sights and enjoyed some magnificent cultural experiences and along the way managed to view some amazing bird life too. I am not an accomplished wildlife photographer and I don’t have a clue half the […]
This is a view from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro as a plane descends to land at Santos Dumont Airport. The impressive bridge in the background is the 8 mile long Rio–Niterói Bridge. Join in the mission to banish those Monday morning blues over on Twitter. Just post a photo featuring […]
It was only two months ago that we were in Rio. A definite highlight was taking the cablecar up Sugarloaf Mountain for superb views of Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer and downtown Rio….. Christ the Redeemer from Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio
Christ the Redeemer Pretty everywhere you go in Rio the 30 metre giant statue sat on its 8 metre pedestal can be seen from one angle or another. The arms stretch an amazing 28 metres! Voted as one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’, the 635 tonne monolith took nine years to build, […]
Travels in Europe, Asia & The Americas It is the time of the year to reflect back on the year’s adventures and look forward to what 2019 may bring. There is something different for me this year however. A recent nine-day hospitalisation has given me time to think about what the privilege of travel really […]