just about as high as you can get without flying – everyone who visits Rio tries to visit at least once and looking up is what they do.
One of my favorite things to do in Rio is to show visitors. This trip up last weekend – high above the city was right at dusk. So we saw the lights come on, both those highlighting The Christ and way below us in the city.
Below us is the Sugar Loaf and the barrio of Botafogo. See the shadow of The Christ on the water as the sun sets. Across the bay, Niteroi.
The lights are coming on all around the Lagoa. With the jockey club on the right and Ipanema crowded against the sea.
Around on the other side, central, the Rio-Niteroi bridge showing in the fading light and lights from the ships waiting to load and unload their cargos flash in the distance.
Finally full dark arrives, time to make our way back to Ipanema.
One last glance over our shoulder – once again looking up because one look is never enough.