Terrain below, flight from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro

View of Flamengo beach to the left and Botafogo to the right en route to the monument “Cristo Redentor”

Botafogo beach and Pao de Acucar beyond.

Cristo Redentor

Kids playing football where the overflow canal from Lagoa Rodrigo De Freitas meets Praia (beach) de Leblon.

Praia de Leblon.

colorful beach towels for sale

caramel popped corn

street performance with pedestrians and bicyclists walking in the space between the performer and the audience…the atmosphere was easy, everyone was chilling out.
The beaches embody the spirit of Rio; sexy, stimulating and effortless, at all once.

The turnstiles in the buses were unique.

Electricity tapped/distributed at Rocinha – the largest favela in Rio.

Looking out from Rocinha to the tall buildings of Sao Conrado and the peaks of Pedra da Gavea and Pedra Bonita. It’s interesting how the poor and affluent neighborhoods are neighbors. Economically it seems to make sense ;-)


Making our way through the narrow streets of Rocinha.

Met this lively bunch at this street side bar.

Rocinha – bakery


This favela is choc-a-bloc with kids.

We looked up and stumbled upon a beautiful smile!

Football in the narrowest of streets!

Maze of streets below