Brazil - Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

"The listed site consists of an exceptional urban setting rather than built heritage. It encompasses the key natural elements that have shaped and inspired the development of the city: from the highest points of the Tijuca National Park’s mountains down to the sea. They also include the Botanical Gardens, established in 1808, Corcovado Mountain with its celebrated statue of Christ and the hills around Guanabara Bay, including the extensive designed landscapes along Copacabana Bay which have contributed to the outdoor living culture of this spectacular city. Rio de Janeiro is also recognized for the artistic inspiration it has provided to musicians, landscapers and urbanists. - Tijuca Forest, Pretos Forros and Covanca – Tijuca National Park - Pedra Bonita and Pedra da Gávea - Tijuca National Park - Carioca Mountaion range - Tijuca National Park and Botanic Gardens - Mouth of Guanabara Bay and Manmade Shorelines – Flamengo Park, Historic Forts of Niterói, Sugar Loaf Natural Monument Copacabana Seafront" Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Botanic Gardens Rio de Janeiro
Jardim Botanico - Rio de Janeiro is part of this UNESCO World Heritage. Thanks to Cristina of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - obrigado.




Postcard 2 - Panaromic View
Wow... what a spectacular view. Rated as one of the Seven New World Wonders, the Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro and Sugar Loaf is an amazing view. Thanks to Yasmin for sending these two postcards with different shell stamps.





Postcard 3 - Closeup of Christ





Postcard 4 - Copacabana
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro is world famous. Thanks to Luiz H from Rio, Brazil.





Postcard 5 - Rio Beaches
Brazil is well known for beautiful tropical beaches with her long coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean. Ipanema and Leblon Beaches, Rio de Janiero. World well known beaches. Nice stamps including Christmas issue. Thanks to Ruth who bought the card from Rio, the stamps from Sao Paola and mailed the card from Brasilia.





Postcard 6 - Corcovado
Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. Thanks to YL who visited Rio de Janeiro in 2017.


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