05 October 2013

Video of the day -- Rio!

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


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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