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Images | Beautiful fences in Rio

Friday, 26 August 2016
The Olympic Games Rio 2016

The fences in Rio were beautiful, and had some amazing details. Here are some of them together with the description on the background of the fences. All photos (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

London 2012: As a tradition at the Olympic Games, past Olympic Games were honored with one jump allusive to it. Here is the London Montage, a fence used at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
London 2012: As a tradition at the Olympic Games, past Olympic Games were honored with one jump allusive to it. Here is the London Montage, a fence used at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

 Brazil is a very musical country, every part of the country has its own peculiar rhythm and Rio is very famous for its samba and is the cradle of Bossa Nova.
Brazil is a very musical country, every part of the country has its own peculiar rhythm and Rio is very famous for its samba and is the cradle of Bossa Nova.

 A tribute to the most famous of the Brazilian party events; the Carnival. In this triple combination the “Confete“ and the “Serpentina “ – colorful small pieces and strings of paper that are thrown all over the “folioes” on this very traditional musical and life Brazilian celebration – are illustrated.
A tribute to the most famous of the Brazilian party events; the Carnival. In this triple combination the “Confete“ and the “Serpentina “ – colorful small pieces and strings of paper that are thrown all over the “folioes” on this very traditional musical and life Brazilian celebration – are illustrated.

Colourful decorations!
Colourful decorations!

Calcada de Copacabana: Using Portuguese inspiration, this postcard of Rio was first built in 1906, with imported material from Portugal. In 1970 with the improvements made to the sidewalk, it acquired the present and more round shape of its design.
Calcada de Copacabana: Using Portuguese inspiration, this postcard of Rio was first built in 1906, with imported material from Portugal. In 1970 with the improvements made to the sidewalk, it acquired the present and more round shape of its design.

On this jump, Vinicius - the Rio 2016 Olympic mascot - gets on a horse to salute our athletes.
On this jump, Vinicius - the Rio 2016 Olympic mascot - gets on a horse to salute our athletes.

Teatro Municipal de Manaus: Inaugurated in 1896, in typical Renaissance architectural style, the Teatro Municipal de Manaus was built in the capital of the state of Amazonas, north of Brazil, during the boom of the rubber production. The first performance was “La Traviata”, de Ponchielli, in 1897 and nowadays it is the home of the annual Festival Amazonas de Opera.
Teatro Municipal de Manaus: Inaugurated in 1896, in typical Renaissance architectural style, the Teatro Municipal de Manaus was built in the capital of the state of Amazonas, north of Brazil, during the boom of the rubber production. The first performance was “La Traviata”, de Ponchielli, in 1897 and nowadays it is the home of the annual Festival Amazonas de Opera.

Details from the Teatro Municipal de Manaus.
Details from the Teatro Municipal de Manaus.

The Escadaria Selaron is a piece of art from Chilean artist Jorge Selaron. In 1990, Selaron started repairing the stairway close to his house. In the beginning, the neighbours were making fun of his combination of colours but today this is a touristic attraction between Lapa and Santa Teresa, two traditional neighbourhoods of Rio.
The Escadaria Selaron is a piece of art from Chilean artist Jorge Selaron. In 1990, Selaron started repairing the stairway close to his house. In the beginning, the neighbours were making fun of his combination of colours but today this is a touristic attraction between Lapa and Santa Teresa, two traditional neighbourhoods of Rio.

Details from the Escadaria Selaron.
Details from the Escadaria Selaron.

The Sao Francisco de Assis Church, in the Pampulha neighbourhood in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, was opened in 1943. The architectural project is from Oscar Niemeyer and is part of the Architectural Pampulha Complex. The Church has some beautiful paintings from Portinari and the gardens have the signature of Burle Marx.
The Sao Francisco de Assis Church, in the Pampulha neighbourhood in Belo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, was opened in 1943. The architectural project is from Oscar Niemeyer and is part of the Architectural Pampulha Complex. The church has some beautiful paintings from Portinari and the gardens have the signature of Burle Marx.

The traditional Barroco architecture used on the colonial age in Brazil is represented here in these grey pillars and this wrought iron green gate.
The traditional Barroco architecture used on the colonial age in Brazil is represented here in these grey pillars and this wrought iron green gate.

Also called the “Earth Lungs”, the Amazon Forest occupies a large extension of the north of the Brazilian territory with an area of approximately 5.500.000 square kilometres.
Also called the “Earth Lungs”, the Amazon Forest occupies a large extension of the north of the Brazilian territory with an area of approximately 5.500.000 square kilometres.

Here the beautiful work of the Rio 2016 Look of the Games, representing all the natural richness of Rio on this great panel, is depicted here in this tall wall.
Here the beautiful work of the Rio 2016 Look of the Games, representing all the natural richness of Rio on this great panel, is depicted here in this tall wall.

Also located on Salvador, Bahia, Pelourinho is a neighbourhood part of the historical centre of the city. The colonial architectural complex is very well preserved and part of the United Nations Cultural Heritage, and dates from the XVII century. Its colourful houses are shown here in this double combination.
Also located on Salvador, Bahia, Pelourinho is a neighbourhood part of the historical centre of the city. The colonial architectural complex is very well preserved and part of the United Nations Cultural Heritage, and dates from the XVII century. Its colourful houses are shown here in this double combination.

One of the most important cultural institutes of Brazil, the São Paulo Museum of Art (Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo – MASP) is located at Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo. The building, projected by Lina Bo Bardi, is very famous for its immense open space that hangs over for concrete pillars, and is considered one of perfect examples of the concretistic architecture. It is one of the most famous postcards of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city.
One of the most important cultural institutes of Brazil, the São Paulo Museum of Art (Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo – MASP) is located at Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo. The building, projected by Lina Bo Bardi, is very famous for its immense open space that hangs over for concrete pillars, and is considered one of perfect examples of the concretistic architecture. It is one of the most famous postcards of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city.

Apoteose: Built in 1983 from a project of famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, is the place for the final part of the world famous Brazilian Carnival, and it is a place where the Samba Schools can have their final act, on an Apotheosis of their parade. It was built on a way that it can also be used as schools, and also has the possibility to host musical concerts.
Apoteose: Built in 1983 from a project of famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, is the place for the final part of the world famous Brazilian Carnival, and it is a place where the Samba Schools can have their final act, on an Apotheosis of their parade. It was built on a way that it can also be used as schools, and also has the possibility to host musical concerts.

Tropical Flowers: The Heliconia is a typical tropical flower than can be found in many different states of Brazil and its colours are remarkably bright and happy.
Tropical Flowers: The Heliconia is a typical tropical flower than can be found in many different states of Brazil and its colours are remarkably bright and happy.

Barraquinha de Festa Junina: One of the most traditional regional parties in Brazilian culture, the Festa Junina occurred during several days of the month of June, always celebrating the local saints and is represented here by one of the traditional Barraquinhas - the stands where food, drinks and also many types of games are played.
Barraquinha de Festa Junina: One of the most traditional regional parties in Brazilian culture, the Festa Junina occurred during several days of the month of June, always celebrating the local saints and is represented here by one of the traditional Barraquinhas - the stands where food, drinks and also many types of games are played.

Details from the Barraquinha de Festa Junina.
Details from the Barraquinha de Festa Junina.

Asa Delta: At the Gavea beach, the Asa Delta (hand glider) is part of the Rio de Janeiro sky. The Pedra da Gavea is a take-off point sought after by many adepts from the entire world, due to the amazing natural view form the ocean and the mountains.
Asa Delta: At the Gavea beach, the Asa Delta (hand glider) is part of the Rio de Janeiro sky. The Pedra da Gavea is a take-off point sought after by many adepts from the entire world, due to the amazing natural view form the ocean and the mountains.

Festa Junina: One of the most traditional regional parties in Brazilian Culture, the Festa Junina occurred during several days of the month of June, always celebrating the local saints.
Festa Junina: One of the most traditional regional parties in Brazilian Culture, the Festa Junina occurred during several days of the month of June, always celebrating the local saints.

Garrafinhas de Areia: Traditional handcraft from the northeast of Brazil, originally from the state of Rio Grande do Norte, where the used glass bottles are filled with sand of different colours creating beautiful delicate images.
Garrafinhas de Areia: Traditional handcraft from the northeast of Brazil, originally from the state of Rio Grande do Norte, where the used glass bottles are filled with sand of different colours creating beautiful delicate images.

Details from the Garrafinhas de Areia.
Details from the Garrafinhas de Areia.

Bondinho de Santa Tereza: Founded in 1749, the Companhia Ferro-Carril de Santa Tereza - also know as Bondinho de Santa Tereza - was back then one of the main transport options in Rio de Janeiro, and operated many routes in the city. From 1968 on only the Santa Tereza line is operating, still providing transportation - but mostly as a part of the touristic agenda in Rio. It goes over de Arcos da Lapa, another post card from the Cidade Maravilhosa.
Bondinho de Santa Tereza: Founded in 1749, the Companhia Ferro-Carril de Santa Tereza - also know as Bondinho de Santa Tereza - was back then one of the main transport options in Rio de Janeiro, and operated many routes in the city. From 1968 on only the Santa Tereza line is operating, still providing transportation - but mostly as a part of the touristic agenda in Rio. It goes over de Arcos da Lapa, another post card from the Cidade Maravilhosa.

Graffiti: The once marginalized art of graffiti has nowadays acquired a new status, and is now present on many walls and areas of Rio. The Rio de Janeiro artist Marcus Villela, made this jump specially for the Rio 2016, with his inspiration based on the fact that Rio is art = “RIO É ARTE“.
Graffiti: The once marginalized art of graffiti has nowadays acquired a new status, and is now present on many walls and areas of Rio. The Rio de Janeiro artist Marcus Villela, made this jump specially for the Rio 2016, with his inspiration based on the fact that Rio is art = “RIO É ARTE“.

Colourful details.
Colourful details.

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