A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
DECEMBER 2006: Pão de Açúcar
On a summer Sunday, I was part of a group of students who climbed the partly paved, partly rugged trail from Urca Beach to the top of the Urca Mountain. From the top of the Urca Mountain we could enjoy a beautiful view over a large part of the city of Rio, the Guanabara Bay, and the adjacent Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar) Mountain. This impressive rock is one of the principal tourist attractions in Rio. The top of it can be reached by two cable car lines. The first line goes from Urca Beach to the top of the Urca Mountain, from where a second line continues to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain. On this sunny day in December, large clouds were gradually stacked on top of each other, reaching higher and higher in the blue sky. Compared to the size of these huge cumulus clouds, the city of Rio at the horizon seemed to be very small …
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014