Ipanema

Tall and tan and young and lovely …………The Girl from Ipanema goes walking …………has been playing in my head from the day I stepped on the distinctive mosaic promenade having walked from Copacabana. Compared to the latter this beach area is quieter and there is less of the disturbance caused by wandering minstrels and beach vendors. […]

Sugarloaf Mountain

The visit to Sugarloaf Mountain was my highlight of a recent trip to Rio. The iconic shots of Rio over the years always include either Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf. We chose the golden ticket which allows you to bypass the queues and even enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst waiting. The large aerial car lifts you up […]

Urca, Rio – photoblog

Surprisingly I came across Chopin in Urca, or at least a statue of him looking out across the Atlantic. Not sure why he was there but he did have a quiet beach almost to himself at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain. From the front of the cable car rising up Sugarloaf there are great views […]