05 October 2013

Video of the day -- Rio!


A look at the most famous city one of the world's rising nations.  Do use fullscreen!

3 Comments:

Blogger Leslie Parsley said...

I've always wanted to visit Rio, but my goodness, the way those houses are stacked on top of each other (around 2:30). They look like match boxes glued to the side of a hill. Pretty precarious.

05 October, 2013 05:55  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Leslie: Those are what are called the favelas, the slums inhabited by the poor. For all its progress, Brazil still suffers terrible levels of poverty and inequality, though I think the advent of democracy has begun to improve things.

05 October, 2013 06:18  
Blogger Leslie Parsley said...

I figured they were the slums but my God!!! I'd hate to think what would happen in case of an earthquake or even a small fire.

05 October, 2013 12:56  

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