This is the view i have from my table at work. It's an example of one of the things that fascinate me about Rio: we are always in touch with nature. There are trees everywhere and you don’t have to go far to be in the middle of the forest.
This bay in the picture is Guanabara Bay. The Portuguese discovered Brazil in 1500. One year later they came back with another expedition to know better the new lands they had found. One of the first places they discovered was this bay. They first thought it was a river and, as it was January, they named the place January River – in Portuguese, Rio de Janeiro.
This bridge you see is Presidente Costa e Silva Bridge. It’s commonly called Rio-Niterói Bridge because, as the name says, it connects Rio de Janeiro to Niterói, a neighbor city. It’s very used every day because there are many people who lives in Niterói that work in Rio and it’s the best way to the Lakes Region where everybody likes to go in summer.
You can also use small boats to cross the bay; it is much faster and pleasant.