The Açude Musuem is located inside the Tijuca Forest, que biggest urban forest in the world. It is a rainforest type and home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction, found only in the Atlantic Rainforest.
After all the original forest had been destroyed to make way for coffee farms, Tijuca Forest was replanted by Major Manuel Gomes Archer in the second half of the 19th century in a successful effort to protect Rio's water supply.
In 1961, Tijuca Forest was declared a National Park. The Forest contains a number of attractions, most notably the colossal sculpture of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain. Other attractions include the Cascatinha Waterfall; the Mayrink Chapel, with murals painted by Cândido Portinari; the light pagoda-style gazebo at Vista Chinesa outlook; and the giant granite picnic table called the Mesa do Imperador. Among its impressive peaks is the Pedra da Gávea.
Other photos from turistics places at Tijuca Forest:
Time to Restart
Let it Flow
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Noel_Byrne (26996) 2013-10-16 0:42
Really nice composition on this, especially how you have fit the square pool in the frame like this. An excellent note to go with it too, thanks
All the best
photoray (13408) 2013-10-16 17:47
Good to see your view outside of the Acude Museum, and awareness of National Park status protecting it and surrounding countryside for your people and visitors.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-18
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 7:35