"BRAZIL - IGUASSU FALLS - CURITIBA" Brazil Travelogue by pjallittle
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All that you have seen before are just different parts of the whole. As a backdrop to the World's greatest Falls is this small panoramic view sweeping across the river separating Brazil from Argentina. The next double picture of the falls will expand to give you the full picture.
The Falls are so huge that they create their own separate weather system. More magnificent by far than any others in the world.
The picture on top is a Rainbow that I thought I'd scan in on top of the picture of the grand sweep immediately below.
The top picture was taken from a serene river which is but a tributary from a fair distance away. When you expand this picture, you barely see the mist of the Falls themselves far in the distance.
Getting a rainbow and the pretty clouds all in one shot was a real treat for us when we got our pictures back. The canoe trip was part of a package program only offered on the Argentina side, it takes two full days to complete the entire package.
An observation spot from the Brazil side. You will see a building and proceed through that to this spot.
One of the prettiest cities in the Southern part of Brazil, Curitiba is a city steeped in ecology and the blending of manmade objects with Nature.
It is very cosmopolitan, Germans, Italians, Japanese, and other Europeans. Some of the more interesting and modern structures are to be found here.
Start with a shot of the city from a distant hill.
Have you ever seen such a clever bus stop? Keeps you from getting wet. Never have seen one like this before.
This ancient trolley bus is still humming along on the streets of Curitiba. Of course, they have modern buses, but why not?
Centered in a very large open park off to one side of the city is this botanical garden with orchids galore.
There are also lots of other native flowers here. This building is an elaborate use of glass.
Again, on the outskirts of the city, is this unusual and beautiful Opera House, nestled in the woods. Immediately off to one side is a huge area, like what may have been a rock quarry where the rock concerts are held.
It is like a natural amphitheatre.
Nearby the Tropical Hotel located within the Park, there is a long walkway and this view of just a small part of the falls is one of the first things you see.
The walkway is like a trail, except that it is paved and very pleasantly laid out.
The streets of the city are very busy, as you can see. This is one of the cleanest and well maintained cities in Brazil, at least the many we saw.
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Having taken the bus over to view the Falls from the Argentine side, this was what the <b>TROPICAL CATARATAS HOTEL</B> looked like from the distant shores of <b>RIO IGUACU</b> thanks to Zoom Lens.
As earlier stated, this Hotel is the one a travel agent will try to put you into. Don't do it unless you absolutely insist on tradition. Far better that you find a hotel outside of the <b>PARQUE NACIONAL DO IGUACU</b> and get on the bus at the airport. Today you can study the Internet sites, there are far more hotels coming on line.
This picture was taken from the Argentina side, just one of many smaller falls that form a part of the whole spectacle.
The upper right quadrant of the picture is a huge Hole known as the Devil's Throat. You can actually walk right up to it from a rampway accessed by boat from the Argentine side. It is immense even though it only occupies a small part of this picture.
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