noble room arches, ilha fiscal tour
You can see the same four columns in gneiss as well as the arches. The center of the ceiling is original (cobalt blue) but the laterals have been painted in the same way as it was once in the beginning.
The golden frets around the stones as well as the stars are also original.
The crystal and bronze chandelier is also original. The furniture was made in embuia wood in 1933.
|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||13.71776199 m||File Size||4.4 MB|