This is not a full posting, but a link to a terrific article that came out in the Daily Mail online on April 11th. Just click here. Some good news about Rio for… Continue reading
The posting includes excerpts from the book by Paul Catchpole, published by “Locomotives International”, and from a book entitled “Logistica – Uma Historia dos Caminhos Brasileiros”, by Angela Moreira Domingues da Silva, published by Andrea Jakobsson Estudio.
By Peter Janos Kurz. From the time of native Tupi-speaking Tamoio Indians to today’s age of cosmopolitan visitors, Baia de Guanabara’s more than 15 major islands have provided fascinating places from which to view Rio’s magnetic outline.
One of Rio’s most attractive features is its trees. The city is covered with them, though the number of species used for the streets is limited, whereas Rio’s Jardim Botânico has over 6000 species of trees and plants.
The Porto Maravilha project intends to restructure this historical district of Rio de Janeiro and one of its key gateways.
Visitors are sometimes puzzled by the ruins of a gunpowder factory nestling among the flamboyant vegetation.
The convent and church sit on top of what remains of Morro de Santo Antonio