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I live part of time in Rio de Janeiro, where I was born and work today, and other part of time in the countryside not far from the crowded city, so I use to take pictures from both landscapes. Hope you enjoy :)

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1- Rio de Janeiro Historic Center, around 15 de Novembro Square:











 

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Please forgive me for writing "twon" instead of "town", I made a mistake: if Administration of SSC can correct this, I will be grateful :)

Let's go ahead!

2- Rio de Janeiro: around 15 de Novembro Square, close to important cultural buildings:











 

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3 - Rio de Janeiro Central Business District and its contrasts.











 

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4 - Rio de Janeiro and its architectural contrasts: a traditional building (early XXth Century) in our downtown...







... and a mid 1950s, renovated in early XXIth Century:





 

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5- Rio de Janeiro: between Largo da Carioca and República do Chile Avenue, including our new Catholic Cathedral.











 

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6 - Rio de Janeiro: old downtown with popular commercial streets.











 

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7 - Rio de Janeiro: Campo de Santana, a green heart in our downtown.







8 - Rio de Janeiro: Paris Square, between Downtown and Glória District.





 

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9- Rio de Janeiro: Modern Art Museum.







10- Rio de Janeiro: Second World War Monument.





 

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11 - Rio de Janeiro: a city close to sea











 

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12- Guapimirim: a small town (50.000 inhabitants), nearly 85 km distant from Rio de Janeiro, ideal for living in countryside while not far from that huge city.











 

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Amazing place. I love the old colonial architecture the most!
Hello, thanks for seeing these pictures, and I reserved more ones, with colonial buildings, for you :)

13- Rio de Janeiro: Church of Santíssimo Sacramento, a colonial church with XIXth Century additions, where royal weddings used to happen in XIXth Century, when Brazil was an Empire.













 

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Amazing place. I love the old colonial architecture the most!
14 - Rio de Janeiro: old Convent of Carmelites, and a new plaza to link it with modern city.















 

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15- Rio de Janeiro: Municipal Theater, a 1909 masterpiece of Beaux Arts Architecture.







 

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Great, very nice photos from Rio de Janeiro :cheers:
Thanks for your message, and I will seek to show a comprehensive view of my hometown and its surroundings.

Like any big city, we have magnificent things and big problems, and the variety of landscapes that will appear in the pictures can give to friends here in SSC an idea of how Rio de Janeiro can be inserted in our metropolitan planet.
 

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16- Rio de Janeiro: São Cristóvão District, a traditional part of town, distant nearly 6 km from downtown, and a kind of its extension, due to many light industries and offices, is where I work, and the view from a driver's seat is something like this.



 

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^^

17- Rio de Janeiro: São Cristóvão District and how that double-decked freeway affects urban environment.



 

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^^

18- Rio de Janeiro: São Cristóvão District - even when environment is under pressure, it is possible to find ways for an upgrade, with good help of local population.

These trees were kept close to that double-decked elevated freeway, showing an alternative to asphalt and cement.



And the people of this district is deeply involved with restoration of old buildings, keeping an urban memory for everyone (even me, a non-resident)

 
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