Jardim Botanical, Rio de Janeiro

Graffiti near Copacabana.



Jardim Botanical, Rio de Janeiro

Cristo Redentor



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More graffiti



Jardim Botanical, Rio de Janeiro

Gigantic palm trees
One of the oldest gardens in the world.
The Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) was created in 1808 by Dom João VI.
It was developed to test the sustainability of many Asian plants when replanted in Rio de Janeiro.
Many of the plants were then planted in the Tijuca National Forest after all of the logging made the hillside's barren.
Many of the plants that are found there today were not indigenous to Brazil.



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Some of the oldest palm trees in the world



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Interesting brazilian lawn art.



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Enormous Ancient Trees



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Giant palm trees



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Gazebo



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Brazlian Lilly pads.



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Bamboo



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Museum Artifacts



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Palm trees reaching into the skies.



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Corcovado



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Corcovado



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Lage Park, this is where Snoop Dog filmed his video, "Beautiful".
It's a romantic song about a pimp telling one of his 'hoes' that she is his favorite.
I get all choked up thinking about it.



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Reflection of Parque Lage



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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas



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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas



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Dois Irmãos



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Ipanema Beach looking at the Two Brothers Peaks (Dois Irmãos)
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