Monday, January 23, 2012

Postcard Challenge Week 03

Here we are in week 3 and Brazil.

Technically, Melinda is still in Austria when she answers Connor's postcard. She had to track down a postcard for Brazil and since Rio is one of the most popular vacation spots of the times it wasn't that difficult. She asks him a question and hopes to keep the correspondence going.

 
 Melinda has been to Brazil before and looks forward to eating more of some of the foods that were her favorites. ‘Frango Asado’ is barbecue chicken with rice and fries. 'Prato Feito' (rice and brown beans with steak) was delicious.

Rio de Janeiro also holds Carnival – Brazil’s world-renowned celebration. It takes place 40 days before Easter. Melinda would like to stay in Brazil that long, but doesn't know if she can. Perhaps she will be able to arrange a short return trip.

The text about the photo says: The Statue of Christ the Redeemer, standing 30m (98ft) tall and overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro, is one of the tallest statues in the world. The statue represents Jesus standing with outstretched arms and is one of the most famous symbols of this lively city, and of Brazil. Construction started in mid-1926 and was completed in 1931. The statue sits on top of Corcovado Mountain (Hunchback Mountain) located in Tijuca National Park, a popular area for picnics and walking. From the statue, there are superb views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, downtown Rio de Janeiro and Rio's beaches.

You can view the postcards in my Flickr here.

10 comments:

Darcy said...

thats a great shot of the statue, love how it reaches out over the city.

Sunshineshelle said...

This says 'Brazil' at a glance, love to sample some of that food Melinda writes about!!!

Jen said...

wow what a view and the food sounds good.
Jen x

Sandra Hoogland said...

This is a view I would love to see with my own eyes one day! ♥
I wish Melinda lots of fun in Brazil! :)

Lulabelle said...

Great photo postcard! Glad Melinda will get to Brazil!

Gina said...

Stunning view over Rio, and so jealous of Melinda...could do with some of that sunshine :D XXX

Janet said...

Such a fantastic photo! I had no idea the statue was so tall.

Janet xx

Jamie Lynn said...

I must agree (as if I wouldn't lol) super view of Christ reaching out to the city...to the world.

well done

Margaret said...

Great view! I love how your story is developing M

Kathy Hunt said...

The food sounds great!