Sunday, May 07, 2006

What's out there


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.

18 comments:

perle de rosée said...

Welcome to the City Daily Photos.
A beautiful evening refection at sea!

Pierre said...

Hi Line, Welcome to DPB... What a gorgeous wiew indeed!

santy said...

welcome from Jakarta-Indonesia! that's your view at work? lucky you!

Brian said...

This is gorgeous, and yesterday too, keep up the good work and welcome.
Lucy

MoonSoleil said...

Hey Line,
welcome to our little (well, not so little actually, it's growing sooo fast at the moment) family.
I love your pictures so far. It's alwazs nice to see the sea when you're not living close to it.
Thanks for making me feel like I'm on holidays! =)
All the best,
MoonSoleil

Tomate Farcie said...

Welcome to the daily photo community and greetings from San Francisco!

Love,

Marieta said...

Hi and welcome - Interesting facts as well - Nice to know where Rio de Janeiro got its name from.

Anne said...

Wow that photo look very nice! I love how the water sparkle, and the blue sky against the bridge! Would love to see more photos of your city!

And would also want to suggest that you open your comments to allow anonymous comments so that commenters like me who don't use blogger can still post our comments :)

Terra Vecchia said...

salute de Corse et bienvenue dans la famille des daily photo bon courage et plein de bon clichés...

amitié...

Christophe

Michael said...

Hello Line,

After just returning from my first trip to Rio yesterday, I am very eager to see your photos. I noticed you haven't posted for a while though, so hope you haven't given up. Good luck!

Michael said...

P.S. I agree with Anne, the anonymous comments blocker might prevent you from having some non-Blogger people commenting.

Denton said...

I miss your photos and hope you will start posting daily again.

Joe said...

Ciao
I love the light in your photo.
It looks like a polaroid.
Thanks about the description
and hope you continue posting

JOE

Nerissa said...

What a beautiful view you have at work! I can't wait to see more of Rio de Janeiro

heidi said...

Ahh...all I have is a fence and a squirrel running across now and then. But, it's more than most and fewer than some. Nice photo though.

Nuno said...

Olá Line,
queria dar-te as boas vindas em português.
Um abraço do Porto

No. 78 said...

This is beautiful. Keep them coming.

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