Rio from Above


Three perspectives on Rio de Janeiro, the sixth largest city in the Americas and one of the most economically unequal cities in the world. Corcovado mountain, whose Cristo Redentor statue gazes out over Rio from 700 meters above. The Rocinha favela, with a view on the high-density hillside urban development, colourful shanties and intricate network of alleyways. Pão de Açúcar, 396 meters above Rio accessible by cable cars, provides views of Copacabana Beach, Baía de Guanabara and even Cristo Redentor afar. All places to observe the rhythms of Rio, the cariocas enjoying the beach and its ever-changing landscapes straddled between land and sea.

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