Is it really Friday again? Is it really November of 2009? Time is no longer real for me, the days, weeks, months just seem to flow one into the other….
Back to Skylines – this has always been a favorite photo topic for me. Chimneys and rooftops and church steeples fill my travel folders. Do you really want Rio or Nova Friburgo, because I can show you Italy, or Norway or a Monastery in France instead?
But I will stick to my task and see what I have for Rio de Janeiro that can help you see, to understand this city. Looking out from the barrio of Santa Teresa, above the central area of downtown Rio, lets you see the mixture of buildings left from the 1800s that is the historic Lapa, surrounded by the (unimaginative) high-rise offices that were build mainly in the 1970s.
Standing on the same high hill and taking a 180 degree turn and you can look out the barrios of Gloria and Flamengo that are separated from Santa Teresa by a favela. The favela has a look of Blight that it is to the city, doesn’t it?