Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

This nice card from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil arrived today. The city is the second-largest city in Brazil, the sixth-largest city in the Americas, and the world's thirty-fifth-largest city by population. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

On the card you can see Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf. The city is also host to the Olympic Games 2016.

left: Paintings by Candido Portinari (from a set of five) - Issued: 26-05-2004
right: Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro 2016 (from a set of 20) - Issued: 24-03-2015

Thanks to David for this nice card!

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