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A door and a street — walking Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro has some pretty spectacular entranceways. Here is one that I found today on Rua Duvivier in Copacabana:


It is a magical front door located exactly one block from the beach.

The other gem I stumbled upon today was Rua Carvalho de Mendonça, pictured here:


Toward the left (above) is a narrow bollard-separated lane for cars. The rest of the right of way is dedicated to pedestrians and bicycles.

When I was there today the sun was shining and the retail was in full swing.


But perhaps my favorite thing about this street is the residential terraces sitting on top of the single storey “retail podiums.”

They add life (and eyes) to the street.

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