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
  
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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