fiscal island, ilha fiscal tour

This place where we are is called Fiscal Island, and it was once a patrimony of the Treasury (Customs) Ministry. The area of this island is nowadays 7.000 square meters. The first project for the Custom House building was very simple, but one day, in 1881, our last Emperor D. Pedro II came here and fell in love with the beauty of the island. As you can see, the island is surrounded by mountains. Then he asked Dr Del \/ecchio, Chief Engineer of the Treasury Ministry to make a project for the new Custom House . As Dr. Del Vecchio loved the Gothic style, he decided to make the project like a castle of France of the XIV th century.

Location Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
Info F 8.0 1/80 ISO 100 with Canon PowerShot G9
Keywords 2009, Afterfate, Aftersleep, Brazil, Lazy Hiker, Longest Journey, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Travel
Event Longest Journey Started the day walking in Flamengo Park. It was murderously hot. No cloud, yet the sky is misty. In Gloria, I found the memorial for President Getulio Vargas. It is underground and looks deserted, creepy. There was a park with a beautiful European fountain. Too hot. Stopped at a Marinha Monument, where there is a tiny museum, providing much needed air con. At noon, I strolled in MAM - Modern art museum, where there are some favela arts... some are quite notable. 12:40pm I caught a taxi to Espazo Cultural Marinha, hoping to be on time for the 1:00pm Ilha Fiscal tour, but it was too late. But I was just on time for a Capoeira Demonstration. 2:10pm, I finally got my much anticipated Ilha Fiscal tour. The guide was very friendly, though the tour is in Portuguese; she gave me an English manual. It was the place of the last ball of the Empire of Brazil, also my last tour in Brazil. I took the Metro back to Catete, enjoyed my last lunch at Catete Grill. Returned to my hotel, got my luggage, took a taxi to airport, ending my 7 week journey.
Continent South America Country Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro City Rio de Janeiro
Weather Sunny Temperature 32C
Day Rio � Ilha Fiscal Activity Ilha Fiscal Tour
Temp 7C Tour Tupiza Tour
Date 2009:11:14 14:19:09 Make Canon
Model Canon PowerShot G9 Rating 3
Lens 7.4-44.4 mm Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 7.4 mm Exposure 1/80
F Number 8.0 ISO 100
White Bal. Manual Metering Spot
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 1.07 m
Latitude -22.8971777777778 Longitude -43.1665888888889
Altitude 5.328812621 m File Size 2.9 MB
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