Tag Archive: Rio de Janeiro

Tiradentes, Landfills and Presbyterians

The commemorations began in 2009, marking the arrival from Baltimore, Maryland, of a 26-year-old Princeton graduate. After 56 days at sea on board the North American sailing vessel “Banshee,” on August 12, 1859, the Rev. Ashbel Green Simonton arrived at Praça Mauá.

Rua do Lavradio and other streets of Rio

Not far from the famous Lapa Arches, the ancient aqueduct that once brought much needed water to the center of the then small city of Rio de Janeiro, and today carries the tramline… Continue reading

Rio’s Waterworks

The other day a friend of mine, a colleague from our choir, launched his second book at the Livraria Travessa, in Shopping Leblon. His name is Victor Coelho, and he worked all his… Continue reading

Falling over in Rio

  I was once strolling along the prom in Leblon, admiring some of the new work on the paving stones (pedra portuguesa), when I bumped into an old friend. He told me not… Continue reading

Grand Prix Racing and the Gavea Circuit – 3rd part

  ‘Circuito da Gávea’ – by Chris Hieatt – third installment In 1937 Pintacuda’s car was an Alfa 8C 35 with a blown 3800cc engine, as raced at Tripoli the year before. His… Continue reading

Christ Church, Rio’s English speaking Anglican Church

Christ Church, Botafogo, is the only English speaking Anglican Church in Rio de Janeiro, where Anglicans in Rio gather. Our mission is to serve the English-speaking community of the city and beyond, whether… Continue reading

Grande Prix Motor Racing in Brazil

Grand Prix Motor Racing in Brazil – and the ‘Circuito da Gávea’ Part 1. By Chris Hieatt The last of the season’s Formula One races is the Brazilian Grand Prix, taking place at… Continue reading

Welcome to the CariocaForever blog

Welcome to the CariocaForever blog, where you will find news and stories about Rio de Janeiro, edited by Chris Hieatt, a Brit and long time resident of Rio de Janeiro, writer, translator and… Continue reading