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Favela Alleys   1 comment

The labyrinth of alleys in the Rocinho favela are best explored with someone who lives there. It’s easy to get lost. When in doubt, keep going downstairs, as eventually you’ll end up at the bottom of the hill where the favela ends. Click on any image to see them in slideshow format.

Children of the Favela   Leave a comment

We met these kids during our walk through the Rozinho favela in Rio last week. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Best World Cup Jersey   1 comment

Spotted on Copacabana Beach.

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Posted July 4, 2014 by Lutz Braum in America, People, Travel

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World Cup Fever in the Favelas   1 comment

On a tour of the Rocinha favela in Rio we watched these boys showing off some amazing footwork with a beat-up football. Click on any one of them to see them in slideshow format.

All images shot with Canon 7D, 40mm f/2.8 lens

World Cup Fever – part 6   2 comments

The Brazilian fans are the best and happiest fans (maybe because their team keeps winning). These were from the Brazil-Cameroon game, caught in the Rio de Janeiro Fan Zone on Copacabana Beach.

World Cup Fever – part 5   Leave a comment

Yesterday we watched the Uruguay – Colombia match in the Maracana stadium on our last day in Rio. We drove to the stadium during the second half of the Brazil – Chile game, and the streets that are normally clogged with traffic were completely empty. We felt like we were in a Sci-Fi movie where we are the last survivors on earth. Very eery! But as a result, we got there in record time and were able to watch the penalty shoot-out of the Brazil game while sitting in the stadium with thousands of other fans who had arrived early. Since we had tickets in a Uruguay block, we decided to wear the Uruguay colors, but to no avail: Colombia won 2:0, one of the goals the best of the tournament. But we were glad that the game didn’t go into overtime, as we had to leave right at the end of 90 minutes to get to the airport and catch our flight back to New York. What a wonderful vacation it has been. More pictures from beautiful Rio to follow in other posts.

 

World Cup Fever – part 4   4 comments

Taking a breather from football and enjoying the early morning views from Corcovado, including the Maracana stadium, looking as if a spaceship had landed in the middle of the city.

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