Monday, December 27, 2010

Pão de Açúcar

The Complexo do Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Complex) is a collection of monolithic morros of quartz and granite situated on a peninsula at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. Passengers take two cable cars to reach the summit—the first ascends 215 meters to a peaceful landing and collection of cafés on Morro da Urca, and the second rises to the peak of Pão de Açúcar, 395 meters above the sea.

O teleférico
Pão de Açúcar
Below, the winding coastline of the Bay of Guanabara
Bairro da Urca
Enseada de Botafogo
Ilha de Cotunduba
Jackfruit tree and, gazing over the city in the distance, Cristo Redentor