stained glasses, ilha fiscal tour
The stained Glasses were made in England and were painted in fire.
It was difficult to describe the luxury and the beauty of the decoration, the illumination, flowers and food. There were about 2.000 guests in this party. This ball was held as a retribution for the excellent reception the Brazilian Navy had by the Chileans when they went to Valparaiso. The ball was supposed to be held Ofl October 19th, but as King Luis, from Portugal, died they has to postpone it to the November.
|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||7.289363384 m||File Size||4.3 MB|