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The last Tram

This is the last true Tramway operation for regular passengers in South America.They started operating with electricity in 1891, replacing horse-drawn trams and expanding its route. Nowadays, they can only be seen in Santa Teresa, a district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...it is a wonderful journey back in time, offering superb views of the city

This scene happens every 5 or 15 minutes, trams coming and going and people running to catch them.

Mahatma Ghandi Square

This beautiful waterfountain is located at a square downtown Rio de Janeiro

Yatch Club Urca

Rooftops and Windows

This composition was done from a borrowed window in Largo dos Guimarães. I could not resist the view or the red rooftops against the green vegetation and the light breeze giving movement to the colorful laundry.

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa is one of the most exquisite districts of Rio de Janeiro located high on a hill offering stunning views across the city, from north to south zones. Nestled in the largest urban forest of the world, it features narrow streets, lined by town houses with vivid gardens. Travelling in the survivor charming tram system reminds us of an era gone by. Largo dos Guimarães, Curvelo, Morro dos Prazeres, Largo das Neves are among others some districts ot this so called "Brazilian Montmartre".

Joaquim Murtinho Street

This group of houses in eclectic style welcomes visitors at one of the main entrances of Santa Teresa.

Largo dos Guimarães

The heart of Santa Teresa. Here there is a great concentration of restaurants and bars serving regional Brazilian and international dishes as well as cold beer and excellent soft drinks. At night, Brazilian music is performed live in the streets and inside of the restaurants.Bar o Mineiro and the famous "pastel de feijão", Sobrenatural, Bar do Arnaudo are just some of them ...

Santa Teresa Community, slums

...and from the top of Corcovado, Christ the redeemer blesses us all.

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  • tropicrd's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    Happy birthday Sandra,Cheers Dorrise

  • June.b's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Happy Birthday Sandra, enjoy your travels - greetings from the paradise island of Palawan.

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    Sep 18, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

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    Sep 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    parabéns Sandra! feliz aniversário! tenha um dia maravilhoso! beijos!

    • sandranunes's Profile Photo
      Sep 22, 2013 at 2:46 AM

      Muito obrigada, Mira! Eu tive um aniversário maravilhoso. beijos!

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    Sep 18, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    Hey Sandra, - just a note to wish you the very best Birthday ever!............d:o)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Happy birthday Sandra.
    Hope you are having a nice day.

  • stream&rain's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    Hi Sandra, i wish you a happy new year. My wife and kids says hello to you. Your painting is on the wall at my youngest daughter's room. Take care

    • sandranunes's Profile Photo
      Sep 22, 2013 at 3:05 AM

      Hi Omer, I´ve not been in VT for a while, so busy working here! Sometimes I see your daughter pictures in Facebook, I miss Turkey so much, Gil and I were talking about Boza, he loved it! Please say hello to your familly. I´m glad you are enjoying the painting!

  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Hope you had a terrific birthday Sandra. Love your paintings and so glad you are sharing them with us. Happy Travels in the coming year.

    • sandranunes's Profile Photo
      Sep 20, 2012 at 1:21 AM

      Hi Sally, thanks!I need to update my paintinga and travel photos here.So much to do in a so short time! Cheers!

    • Jan 3, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      Traveling to Rio for Worldcup. Any safety issues I should be aware of?

  • GyuriFT's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    Happy birthday, Sandra! Greetings from the hills above Budapest

  • rosata's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Sandra! :)

    • sandranunes's Profile Photo
      Sep 20, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      Thank you!

    • tropicrd's Profile Photo
      Sep 20, 2012 at 1:36 AM

      Gosh!! Sandra,The time has gone so quickly since you joined VT and your pages and your paintings are just wonderful.
      Love Dorrise xx

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