This time, it’s a view from Leme beach, close to the Copacabana beach. It’s a calmer and more residential area, but it’s quite crowdy especially in the morning. And one can see what I find always great : this permanent mix of people coming from everywhere : poor or rich, white or black. This is the Brazilian nation.
Historically, this was the first sea side area were wealthy people settled in the 1930’s and now the buildings are quite high, blocking the sun at the end of the afternoon. That’s why wealthy people do prefer to live in new areas likeIpanema with small houses and lower building of higher standing.
Do you remember the song (“a garota de Ipanema” from Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moreas) ? This song was written in the 1960’s when the wealthy Cariocas started to settle in this area. This was the golden age of Bossa Nova and the Brazilian society, economy, sport, music and so on started to change a lot in taking a bigger and bigger part of the world village.
Nowadays, this Leblon area is a really nice place to have a sumptuous seafood or “Churrascaria” diner in the evening in front of the sea, hearing the waves and some nice samba rythme at the same time. When the diner is over, you will see a Capoeira demonstration with some luck, performed on the street by amazing kids. You will also have a snapshot of the brazilian poverty when looking behind these high buildings in the heights : the Favelas lights seem to be endless.
Original picture, curves and tones adjustments made, USM applied.
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ChrisJ (101782) 2004-05-19 8:01
Superb postcard quality beach scene from Rio.
nygus (8178) 2004-05-19 8:54
quality indeed good for a postcard, but those two people in front and bit of stairs not. You dont even have to crop pic, just cut them out and leave the sand. welcome to digital era :)
Vagabond (5848) 2004-05-19 8:57
Very interesting picture with good composition and definiton added by excellent notes
marioDS (0) 2004-05-19 9:48
Uma vista muita linda ! Gosto muito.
christiane (668) 2004-05-19 10:34
Nice picture Steven, but it´s not Leblon, is Leme beach! Leblon is after Ipanema, in the other extreme.
nbournas (3229) 2004-05-19 10:58
Very nice photo but your notes describing it are even better giving us the info on this beach.
Liora (1857) 2004-05-19 16:14
What a magnificent piece of beach! great photo to get us in a summer atmosphere!
faltz (1184) 2004-05-20 18:29
Jean-Luc (5488) 2004-05-22 8:53
Merci pour cette excellente carte postale.
Cette plage est généralement connue et sa réputation a fait le tour du monde..
Mais où sont les filles au corps de rêve?
Note très intéressante..merci pour l'information.
eleparc (24063) 2004-05-24 10:24
interesting view.. i would be scared to bring my camera over here since all my friends seem to have been robbed one way or another in rio... nice shot
Ramonven (126) 2005-02-18 17:10
As a huge fan of the classic area and ofcourse of the Brazilian Bossa Nova... What more can I say... Magnifique!! :) Saludos! Ramon
camilabessa (114) 2005-02-18 19:12
I like so much the way you see my Rio de Janeiro!!!
Many times in my life I told bad things about Rio... But when I went out from Rio I discovered I luv it so much...
So, I feel very happy to be a brazilian by all you and the user [Ramonven] says about my city, my country, that I luv so much! :D
So, I have only one question... How could you get this picture of Leme and not be stolen??? It is so mysterious... Hehehe
Maybe when my french will be great I can talk with you in your language :D
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC-F55E, JPEG 100 ISO
- Exposure: f/7.0, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Theme(s): Ramonven's Favorites..., Rio de Janeiro, Cenas Cariocas, RIO DE JANEIRO [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-19 7:51
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