Pico do Corcovado (Hunchback Peak)
with Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) looking into the ocean with his back
Copacabana looking west
Copacabana looking west
Morro Cantagalo in the background.
The sky was completely clear, and there were tons of tourists on the beach.
Looking east down Copacabana Beach the pointy peak at the end is the Sugarloaf.
Looking west toward Morro Cantagalo and one of the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers)
Don't hang out here after it gets dark, or you're asking for it.
Copacabana Beach at Night.
The largest drum school in Brazil, Mangueira, which means two things, the trunk
of a mango tree,
and a garden hose, the school is named after Mangueira Hill (Morro da Mangueira).
Above where some of the masters, it sounded like a choo-choo train flying through
Mangueira Samba School
Favelas - (Slums)
Rio de Janeiro Favelas
Favelas - Rio de Janeiro
The Maracanã is the largest stadium on this side of the planet. It can
fit almost 190,000 fans.
When it's a packed house, the concrete shakes.
This was one of the most emotional games I've ever attended, the fans acted
like their lives depended on it.
Flamengo made the first goal, and everyone on the Vasco side gasped like they
just watched their mother die,
and then became solemn and quiet. Soon after, the drummers broke the silence
chanting that they won't be intimidated.
Just before the break, Vasco scored their first goal, and the crowd erupted
jumping up and down and hugging each other like they had won the lottery.
A 360 degree panorama of the Vasco da Gama side at the Maracanã.
Vasco da Gama fans erupt after Vasco scores their second goal,
putting them ahead of rival, Flamengo; 2 to 1. In the end, Vasco won 3-1.
Flamengo Fans at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This is the biggest soccer fan club in Brazil.
Drummers for the Soccer Fan Club of Vasco da Gama, at the Maracanã Stadium
Rio de Janeiro.
This was the small drum section, the big drum section was further away.
Maracana Vasco Drummers
Vasco de Gama Flags. If you look closely, the nearest flag has their mascot,
If you look closer, you'll see it's Eddie from Iron Maiden. What a trip.
Avenida Princesa Isabel
Going toward the Tunel Engenheiro Coelho Cinrta.
These cars don't wait for anyone, Pedestrians are fair game.
Northern Rio de Janeiro
I wish I knew the names of these peaks. Don't You?
Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf)
Pico da Tijuca from the airport.
Pico da Tijuca
Street Jugglers on Avenida Princesa Isabel in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.
This kid is blindfolded, on the shoulders of another kid, who is on top of a
In the middle of the road during a red light.
When the light changes, they jump down and grab the garbage can and run for
No one is going to wait for them.