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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #1
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RIO DE JANEIRO - Downtown - pics taken during a forumers meeting at August 2nd 2008

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 August 5th, 2008, 05:28 AM   #2
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The pictures are very beautiful! It was a good meeting!!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:54 AM   #3
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If these are all self taken photos by SSC members I will move it to Urban Showcase.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #4
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Rio is Rio!
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Old August 6th, 2008, 05:05 AM   #5
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I coudn't go

but the pics are amazing
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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These pics are great, not too many people take a lot of photos of the business side of Rio. Usually just the beaches (which is ok too!)
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #7
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Beautiful !!!
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Old August 7th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #8
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Fantastic! I only knew this region of the level of the street, which always found impressive.
High and imposing, old skyscrapers, representing the economic richness that this city has always been, and always in any point of view contrasting with the magnificent nature of the Rio.
Impressive as it is at any time in the history of the city, it always shows cosmopolitan and real referece for all other big Brazilian cities, and this thread illustrates that very well.
Is impossible you do not have fun in this meeting.
Congratulations guys!
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Old August 9th, 2008, 04:47 AM   #9
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Rio's downtown is very rich in culture and architecture.
It's amazing!
This meeting was very nice.
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Old August 11th, 2008, 01:54 AM   #10
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Quote:
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It is impossible you do not have fun in this meeting.
Congratulations guys!
Sure a meeting under such scenary is unforgettably funny !
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Old August 18th, 2008, 05:37 AM   #11
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This thread deserves more than 10 comments!
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