This is where I share all the postcards I receive thanks to my new addiction: POSTCROSSING! All the official cards and direct swaps will be posted in this blog. If you'd like to send me a postcard, just e-mail me to exchange addresses - I'll send you one card in return! All the cards on this blog were sent from the country of origin!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes - BRAZIL - UNESCO #1100
This amazing vintage postcards show two of the most well known places in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The huge statue of Christ in Tijuca National Park that dominates all the city (it was recently considered one of the new seven wonders of the world) and Ipanema and Leblon Beaches (I wonder if the female on the sidewalk is the famous 'Girl from Ipanema') with Two Brothers Hill at the background. Thank you very much Luís, I already had one card from Rio, but this 2 cards will look great on my UNESCO collection and really increase my wish of visiting Rio one day. This postcard took 12 days to arrive!
UNESCO #1100 - 'Cristo Redentor', Rio - BRAZIL
UNESCO #1100 - Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro - BRAZIL
"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.