Sugar Loaf Mountain

aka Po de Acar

 

We took cable cars up Sugar Loaf Mountain, which overlooks Rio. There's a stop partway up, and then you take a second cable car to the top. We went in the late afternoon one day, and it got pretty cool while we up there when the wind picked up.

 

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Some very nice American tourists who also had gone to Brazil for a wedding took our photo from the top viewing deck of Sugar Loaf.

 

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Scott looks out at the view. Unfortunately, the low clouds stuck around for our four days in Rio.

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Only Scott could manage an artsy photo with a disposable! Note the mermaid statue hidden in the shrubbery on the side of Sugar Loaf.

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We think the mountain with its top hidden by the clouds is Corcavado, which is topped by the 300-foot-tall Christ statue (see postcard below). We never bothered taking the train up Corcavado because the locals said the clouds would block the views.

 

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If only the skies had been so clear during our visit!!

 

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