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Old Posted Aug 5, 2008, 2:33 AM
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Rio de Janeiro - Downtown

These pics were taken during a Forumers meeting that took place at August 2nd 2008 , at Rio´s Downtown.
Forumers present: Luis_RiodeJaneiro , zeh, Vini2 and JorgeM.
1-We met at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, next to Candelária Church:


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4- Then we went to Hotel Guanabara :


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6- To get to the Hotel we crossed Av. Pres. Vargas, one of the main avenues at Rio´s downtown:


7- At the Hotel´s corner a beautiful view of "Manhattan Tower Building",
which I think one of the most beautiful in Rio:


8- At Hotel Guanabara, we asked permission to climb to the top floor,
from where the views are awesome:


9- Candelária Church from above:


10- zoom:


11- Ave. President Vargas:


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13- In the background we can see Ventura Towers, under construction:


14- Ave. Pres. vargas / Ave. Rio Branco :


15- Ave.Rio Branco , with RB1 Building in background:


16- Ave.Rio Branco:


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18- Ave. Rio Branco , in the direction of Sugar Loaf:


19- Manhattan Tower Building:


20- zoom :


21- Another Building that underwent a retrofit:


22- Candelária ,Guanabara Bay and another city, Niterói on the other side:


23- Rio-Niterói Bridge reflecting at RB1 :


24- Far away we can see " Pico Dedo de Deus" ( God´s finger pick ) at the city of Teresópolis, about 50 miles away !


25- Then, we walked all Ave. Rio Branco till its end:


26- We crossed this walkway over Flamengo Park to get to Modern Art Museum ( MAM ):


27- MAM:


28- a bird:


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30- Sugar Loaf from MAM:


31- MAM ´s Gardens . Note the grass waves !:


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34- Corcovado Mountain and World War II Monument:



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37- Sugar Loaf:


38-Pompey´s Ruins ????!!


39- Night skyline :


40- Another walkway :


41- Flamengo park from the walkway:


42- Walkway:


43- Forumers at the end of walkway:


44- Santa Luzia Street - Old road from Ancient Rio:


45- A Government Building where my father worked...


46- Ave. Presidente Antonio Carlos :


47- Almirante tower:



48- Ave.Pres. Antonio Carlos :


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50- Paço Imperial , from the 1700´s, first Royal Family´s home :


51- Old Cathedral , recently restaured:


52- And we reached our final point, CCBB, exausted, but happy,
and rested a while under this beautiful vault:


53- Then we went out again, passing past Candelaria Church at night,
and went to a Cafeteria to restaure ourselves !!:


Hope you have enjoyed that walk around Rio´s Downtown,
and, whenever you can have a Forumers meeting, don´t lose it!
That´s very enjoyable and a friendship maker !
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2008, 3:14 PM
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vety nice city men, i hope same day igoing to be there....
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