Sunday, August 11, 2013

Rio de Janeiro - BRAZIL - UNESCO #1100

My first UNESCO postcard from Brazil was sent by a postcrosser I've met in the Forum and shows a panoramic aerial view of Guanabara Bay and the statue of "Cristo Redentor" on the top of Corcovado (with more than 80 years this statue is probably the most famous spot in Brazil and one of the symbols of Latin America). Thank you very much Luzia, I loved your card, the 120th in my collection (ten dozens, hooray!), only 861 to the end.

UNESCO #1100 - Rio de Janeiro panoramic view - BRAZIL
The "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea" site consists of an exceptional urban setting encompassing the key natural elements that have shaped and inspired the development of the city: from the highest points of the Tijuca National Park’s mountains down to the sea. They also include the Botanical Gardens, established in 1808, Corcovado Mountain with its celebrated statue of Christ, and the hills around Guanabara Bay, including the extensive designed landscapes along Copacabana Bay which have contributed to the outdoor living culture of this spectacular city. 

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