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Rio de Janeiro... A Visual Treat Walking Through Santa Teresa

The Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue overlooks the entire city of Rio de Janeiro. From the favelas (slums) to fancy skyscrapers. Under the watchful view of the Cristo is the artsy neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is nestled on a hillside. To the south is the Zona Sul. To the north is the bridge to Niteroi. To the east is the Centro (Center). To get around Santa Teresa, there is a street tram (currently under renovation). But I thought the best way to get around the neighborhood would be to walk along the cobblestone road.  There were all kinds of interesting buidings in the area.
 Intricate workmanship.
 Large houses.
 Small houses.
Gateways.  With amazing surprises inside.
 Walk up this staircase.
And you will come across the workshop Atelier Chamego Bonzolandia.  It might look a little bit messy at first glance.
But if you look at it with the eyes of a child.  You might think that it is pure genius.
 It just takes a little imagination to see the beauty.
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