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This is the view of Copacabana and the Avenida Atlântica from the 10th floor of the Hotel Tulip in Copacabana..actually is the view from my balcony an early morning..
This Avenue is about 4 klms long and you can see clearly the extension of the beach, the iconic wave-patterned portuguese pavement, the clean sand and the car lanes.
On every side, there are two lanes for cars and a bike lane for cyclists on every side as well..This amazing and panoramic Avenue is extended all the way to Leme and is the major point of visit for every tourist.
Day and night the people are walking up and down here and there is so much going on especially now, during the Cup where traditional music is played and samba is among the dances that people of all ages love to dance..On the side of the beach there are several stands that offer cool drinks and light snacks and of course they offer the football spectacle on their huge size TV's..
The sand is fine and golden but most of all is very clean and on this sand is where everybody is playing football day and night.
It is amazing the way that the orange "Rio" janitors clean the beaches and the city around the clock, restless workers who deserve a pat on the back for their extraordinary work...because I have not found one single piece of paper or garbage on the sand, on the streets or in the city while my stay here...everything is spotless clean!!
The most exciting thing is that the Copacabana beach never closes, is open 24 hours a day for everybody to enjoy. At night there are lights that make the night, day and all activities continue on and on, non stop..
To the right you will see some tall buildings but no high rises and this is another thing that makes this city so exciting, there are great views from everywhere to everywhere due to the laws that don't allow to build tall buildings and sky scrapers here.
One souvenir from the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro!!

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