Ipanema Beach and Dois Irmaos

Ipanema and Leblon beaches from Arpoador beach

Forte Copacabana

Copacabana and favela Morro dos Cabritos

City council building

Teatro Municipal

Assorted peppers at the Sunday market in Lapa

Old buildings in Lapa

Escadaria Selaron: famous tiled stairway in Lapa

Old mailbox

Top of the Escadaria Selaron

Street graffiti

Tram moving on the old aqueduct to Santa Teresa

Abandoned mansion in Santa Teresa

The view from Parque das Ruinas in Santa Teresa

Tram station in Santa Teresa

Cristo Redentor at sunset atop Corcovado

The greater Rio area from Corcovado

The greater Rio area from Corcovado

Cristo Redentor illuminated at night

Nossa Senhora da Candelaria church

Looking up at ceiling inside the church

Monastery of Sao Bento

Iron gates at the Monastery of Sao Bento

Gold decorations inside the church

Catedral Metropolitana

Inside the Catedral Metropolitana

Copacabana from Sugarloaf

Rio from the top of Sugarloaf

Rio at sunset from Sugarloaf

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

An Urban Paradise

May 24, 2011

If you don't believe there's a price for this sweet paradise

Just remind me to show you the scars

- Bob Dylan