A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
DECEMBER 2006: Cable car
From Urca, you can take two cable car rides to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of a great part of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the beaches. The cable car is not cheap, and many Brazilians won’t do the cable car ride. Instead, foreign tourists eagerly pay for an unforgettable cable car ride. I visited Urca with a group of students, and it was decided to climb the Urca Mountain on foot. We had to follow a paved track, and then an improvised path of large stones, rocks, and several small stairs. From the top of the Urca Mountain we could have a close look at the cable car gondolas, full of mostly foreign tourists. The gondola is covered with large glass windows, from which you are able to have a splendid view around and below you.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014