Copacabana is a neighbourhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is known for its 4 km balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world.
The district was originally called Sacopenapã (translated from the Tupi language, it means "the way of the socós (a kind of bird)") until the mid-18th century. It was renamed after the construction of a chapel holding a replica of the Virgen de Copacabana.
Copacabana begins at Princesa Isabel Avenue and ends at Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). Beyond Copacabana, there are two small beaches: one, inside Fort Copacabana and other, right after it: Diabo ("Devil") Beach. Arpoador beach, where surfers used to go after its perfect waves, comes in the sequence, followed by the famous borough of Ipanema. The area will be one of the four "Olympic Zones" during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
According to Riotur (Rio de Janeiro Turism Secretary), there are 63 hotels and 10 hostels in Copacabana.
Copacabana beach stretches from Posto Dois (lifeguard watchtower Two) to Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). Leme is at Posto Um (lifeguard watchtower One). There are historic forts at both ends of Copacabana beach; Fort Copacabana, built in 1914, is at the south end by Posto Seis and Fort Duque de Caxias, built in 1779, at the north end. This photo I took from the second one fort.
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amaryllis (37039) 2014-01-26 5:27
une superbe présentation en plongée de cette baie avec plage et mer de belle couleur, montagnes en arrière plan et un aperçu de cette belle ville
le cadrage est parfait
dta (81110) 2014-01-26 5:34
Ola Andre ,
Magnifique vue panoramique de la plus célèbre plage du monde . J'aime beaucoup les nuages qui s'accrochent aux montagnes .
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-26 6:03
amazing view taken from a little bit higher and distant POV. Very good perspective and DOF. The clarity of the image is superb and it is nice to admire the whole landscape up to horizon. I like multilayered plan with the beach contrasting in colors with dark green sea.
Thanks for sharing
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-26 6:07
davanti alla magia della città di Rio da Janeiro è impossibile restare indifferenti.
Splendida sia la composizione che i colori.
Del soggetto ho detto sopra.
Complimenti: Una delle più belle foto della città.
Ciao e buona domenica
photoray (13981) 2014-01-26 7:57
Fine hill top view of Copacabana, with the high rise buildings lining the sweeping beach, and a backdrop of majestic mountains.
A very famous place, yet I seek out beaches when traveling that are less populated and more relaxing by avoiding crowds.
Thanks for sharing,
saxo042 (37966) 2014-01-26 10:27
This is a marvellous view, a perfect picture postcard that all tourists can send all those that are not able to see this with their own eyes. I really envy you. And I would like to hear all the music I believe is heard here too.
jemaflor (101355) 2014-01-26 11:24
Always a so lovely view on this beach and landscape, good pov and composition with trees in the bottom of the shot, good light and pleasant colors.
npecanhuk (76951) 2014-01-26 12:52
Boa tarde André!
Uma foto desse lugar que é sempre um clássico!
Cores, nitidez, exposição, produndidade, formato horizontal, pdv escolhido e composicição excelentes!
Os detalhes que mais me chamam a atenção são as formas dos morros, principalmente o dos Dois Irmãos e a Pedra da Gávea, bem ao fundo!
pierrefonds (69813) 2014-01-26 17:19
The length of the beach is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails, the colours of the beach and of the buildings. The good luminosity is embellishing the colors. Have a nice day.
adramad (48434) 2014-01-27 11:13
Wonderful this great view on the famous and beautiful beach which gives a great perspective to the composition, the skyline of the city with beautiful mountains behind is a fabulous complement.
Very good management of both the brightness and the sharpness.
The color is great, very well balanced.
Very good job. I love
I wish you a happy week.
Best wishes ..
Cricri (123774) 2014-01-28 5:08
Bon panorama de Rio, une vue sublime sur la mer, le paysage de montagnes assez spectaculaire et magnifique, très belle présentation
ricardomattos (7619) 2014-01-29 16:30
Uma beleza de foto com excelente nitidez, ótimas cores e atraente composição. Essa lente parece que era muito boa pelos detalhes mostrados aqui. Belas cores também com um céu magnífico.
Didi (60590) 2014-02-02 9:46
Beautiful post card of this wonderful place
Good lights ambiance
It's possible also to make large panoramic view
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D), Canon Lens EFS 18-55mm, Polarizer Filter 55mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-26 4:59