princess isabel stained glass, ilha fiscal tour
The floor is a mosaic made in gothic style with the combination of 16 different species. At this place during the ball the Brazilian and the Chilean authorities performed a dance of Brazilian wood, from the Atlantic forest.
SQUARE OF ARMS Look at the beauty of this area all made in carved stone, by the Portuguese and with the support of the slaves. The perfect final touch gives the impression of having been made of a simple monolith. Whale oil, shell and river sand were used to fix the stones.
Look at the walls, the four coat-of-arms in carved stone show a hatches, a dagger, and a ball with a chain used as a weapon.
|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||13.86413673 m||File Size||4.7 MB|