Imaging Brazil 2006: 47/53 (Rio de Janeiro, RJ)

Adriano Antoine

A personal selection of photographs with their stories in English, Portuguese, and Dutch (scroll down for the Portuguese and Dutch texts).

IMAGING BRAZIL 2005 (Complete overview of 47 photographs)

IMAGING BRAZIL 2006 (Complete overview of 53 photographs, in progress)

47. Ipanema Beach / Praia / Strand


DECEMBER 2006: Ipanema Beach

We had returned to Rio de Janeiro, to Ipanema Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the planet. Many tourists, who visit Rio, arrive here to lie down on the beach all day and have themselves deeply tanned. Especially during Carnival, the beaches in Rio ware one giant, colorful patchwork of sunbathers on their towels or cangas. But late in the afternoon of a normal December day, even Ipanema beach was almost deserted. There was only one couple, enjoying the last sunrays of another bright, sunny day. They didn’t seem to be worried about the warship that is passing close to…

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