Travel to Rio de Janeiro
• Travel in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro - the second largest (after Sao Paulo), Brazil city. The city with the semi-official nickname "Marvelous City". In Rio, I arrived in the morning and departed in the evening of the same day.
Unfortunately, almost the whole day was rain, so not really see the city failed. And Rio is necessary to look in good weather, because the best views from the mountains surrounding the city.
From Sao Paulo to fly to Rio only 1 hour. Aircraft to depart every 30 minutes.
The famous bridge behalf of the President Costa e Silva, and Rio-Niterói. It connects the municipalities of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói across the Guanabara Bay. Construction of the bridge began in January 1969, although it remains to August 23, 1968 was the official start of his, at a ceremony attended by Queen Elizabeth II. March 4, 1974 the bridge was opened, it was named in honor of Arthur da Costa e Silva, former President of Brazil, initiated the construction, but who could not meet before its termination. The bridge is the longest and highest in the country. Its length - 13290 m, including the water - 8836 m height in the middle -. 72 m, which allows large ships to enter the bay. Today, on the day the bridge passes about 140 thousand units of transport.
On the slopes of the surrounding mountains huddle squalid homes. It is the poorest areas of the city - the favela. The city has hundreds of favelas. In fact, this mini-state within a state. Federal authorities in the affairs of the favelas almost do not interfere. Most favela life is very low, often there is no basic amenities, schools, hospitals and so on. N. And, as a consequence of all this, extremely unfavorable crime situation and the terrible sanitary condition. Walking on such areas is not recommended, because you can lose all the valuable and very fast. But in many favelas locals give tours for the money. We went through the favela of Santa Marta from the top, from the top of the hill to the bottom, and only one quarter of "protection" advised not to take photographs of people we encounter ...
In the favelas is very cool. Residents are friendly and always warn about lying on the footpath turd.
This is where stars are born of Brazilian football.
One of the houses. Almost all the houses the same - very small living room, kitchen and bedroom. The average floor area of 15-20 meters.
Therefore, the whole life passes in the narrow streets.
It was here that Michael Jackson has removed the clip for the song They Do not Care About Us. The arrival of Michael Jackson - the most important event in the life of the favela. In honor of this event a monument to Michael.
Nearby is the church, apparently, "the name of Michael Jackson"
It a very loud and rhythmic music banish spirits, demons and perform some rituals.
On the street sewer and landfill.
Over the years, nothing has changed here.
Girls dancing :)
Below somehow painted houses.
In Rio, there are a few points that one must visit. One of them - the mountain of Corcovado, where the 38-meter high statue of Christ the Redeemer. On top of the mountain railway leads length 3, 8 km, the track width of 1000 mm, which was constructed from Swiss specialists in 1884 Winterthur The railway has toothing, as a very steep rise. By rail run two trains with a capacity of 360 passengers per hour. Trip one way takes about 20 minutes. From the top of the mountain is a beautiful view of different parts of Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf Mountain, Lake Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, the Maracana stadium. Unfortunately, the weather was horrible that day, no nice view from the mountain was not.
The statue atop Corcovado attributable to one of the seven modern wonders of the world, annually visited by more than 600,000 tourists. It is also a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil as a whole.
Panorama of the city.
And this is a view from the Sugarloaf. Top, towering over the Guanabara Bay in the east of Rio, it is one of the main attractions of the city. Because of its unusual shape, which the Brazilians are compared with a piece of sugar, it was called "Sugar Loaf". In another version of the name comes from the phrase "paunh-acuqua", in the language of the natives of the tribe Tupi means "high hill" or "Guardian of the Gulf."
And this view of the city from the Sugarloaf.
On the mountain live here are cute monkeys who can not be fed, but feed.
It is a pity that it is not lucky with the weather. Types remarkable.
Santos Dumont Airport.
Talking about the weather :)
In the evening, many bars going to the people, just like in London.
Some streets look abandoned.
This Selarona ladder, "a tribute to the Brazilian people," Chilean artist, who, with his ladder has become a local landmark.
Selaron began to repair the stairs near his home in 1990. First he put a site near his home in the Brazilian flag, and then failed to stop and began to bring the tiles from around the world, which is now laid out the whole staircase. On the tiles left all the money from the sale of paintings.
Total design for 250 degrees is used more than 2,000 tiles from 60 different countries. There are tiles from Russia. Initially, the artist was looking for tiles from landfills and construction waste, and then they started to bring him to the tourists from all over the world. If you go to Rio, grab a few plitochek of their city. More than 300 hand-painted tiles Saleronom. They Pregnant African woman displayed. The artist says that it is "a personal problem of the past."
After the stairs alterations undergone walls of houses :) The artist does not plan to stop and says that this project is eternal.
The author himself.
Staircase gained international fame. Snoop Dogg and U2 filmed here your clips, and presentations in the Olympic Rio staircase was presented as one of the main attractions of the city.