Petropolis... A Short Distance Away, But A World Apart
I decided to take a day trip and rode my motorcycle to the town of Petropolis. It was a beautiful clear and crisp day... and the road was twisty.
They agreed with me.
I rode by this simple and very elegant church.
This park and sculpture paid tribute to aviation inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932). Even though the Wright brothers were the first to fly a plane, Santos-Dumont was the first to demonstrate an airplane to the public in Paris in 1906. He is therefore known to the Brazilians as the "Father of Aviation" and his name can be found in public places all over Brazil.