ilha fiscal, ilha fiscal tour
This was hand maded work is known as CANTARIA which is a special technique mastered by the Portuguese to cut the stones. The constructed area is 1.200 square meters. And the building is 53 meters high. The small building on your right is original from 1890 to 1892 and the one on your left is not original, it was only built around 1920.
LIGHTINING RODS They are oginaIs and made on wrought iron and only the capes are new.
|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.|
|State||Rio de Janeiro||City||Rio de Janeiro|
|Day||Rio � Ilha Fiscal||Activity||Ilha Fiscal Tour|
|Model||Canon PowerShot G9||Rating||3|
|Lens||7.4-44.4 mm||Flash||Off, Did not fire|
|Altitude||5.671714286 m||File Size||3.7 MB|