Morro Cantagalo in the background.
The sky was completely clear, and there were tons of tourists on the beach.
Praia da Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. October 26, 2006
Get a Tan
Copacabana has to be one of the most famous beaches in the world. It is also an incredible place to get a tan. If your skin is extra white, you might want to take it a little slow on the sunbathing, if you stay out too long you'll be redder than a cooked lobster. In Brazil, there are all kinds of people, from all corners of the earth, and combinations and mixtures of people that don't exist anywhere else, faces you've never seen before. However all Brazilians are tan. Except for the rare occasions that you see a Brazilian from the south that is so blonde that they can't tan, only foreigners are bone white.
The omnipresent Cristo Redentor, trying his best to bless the bohemian zoo below.
Brazilian Women on the beach in Copacabana.
Common scene around Copacabana Beach.
You get used to it pretty quick.
Dois Irmãos is the peak in the background.
Looking west down Copacabana,
toward Morro Cantagalo, and Morro do Cabrito
Flags: Brazil, France
These are some of the oldest granite pillars and hills in the world.
Military base by Praia do Diabo (Devil's Beach)
Most of the sand sculptors wanted money to take pictures of their work.
More Brazilian women on the beach.
The birthplace of the thong bikini.
Pão de Açucar - Sugarloaf
Looking east down Copacabana Beach the pointy peak at the end is the Sugarloaf.
Brazilian girls in thong bikinis.
When you say Copacabana, most people think about this.
Tons of people playing soccer on the beach.
Pão de Açucar
This is where they filmed part of the James Bond movie, Moonraker.
A clip of the movie Moonraker
Here's the scene where "Jaws" bites through the cable with his metal teeth,
While James Bond is on the Sugarloaf cablecar.
"At the Copa, Copacabana, music and passion were always in fashion."
Alot of Americans think of this song when they hear the word 'Copacabana'.
In his song about the Brazilian showgirl he said,
"She danced Merengue and did the Cha-Cha..."
Rio de Janeiro is the capitol of the world of Samba and Bossa Nova.
Brazil's biggest rival is Argentina, in Argentina, they do the Cha-Cha.
So, Brazilians don't consider the song to have anything to do with them.
Today in Brazil, no one knows who Barry Manilow is.
(No, you're right, three people in the north )
Look at the dancing skills this guy's got.
He moves like James Brown with a pulled groin.