6 Dec 2007 – MSC Sinfonia – Day 18 – Rio de Janerio
Advertised as a walking tour of Historic Rio de Janerio – I took more than a few photos. As the Portuguese Colony in the New World, the area supplied raw materials, processed sugar and a lot of gold.
Rio also served as home to the Royalty of Portugal starting in 1808. Something about a small war on the continent involving Napolean and a decision by various parties to leave in order to literally keep their heads.
(and I think I have these panels in the right order. If you have no interest in South American History – just skip to the next section).
At the Palace – there was both a model of it in 1922 and this is what it looks like today
The exhibition inside steps through the chages, preceding the arrival of the Portuguese Royal Family in 1808.
We walked around Rio – seeing the sights – buildings
Along the oldest street in the city
Decided to take this yarn
and start a pair of socks.
First Amoung Sequels by Jasper Fforde
Perhaps my favorite of the whole day however were the port monsters ready to tackle the arriving ships.
Heading back out this evening – we were treated to the sight of Sugar Loaf, the bay and a number of small islands.