National Geographic : 1920 Sep
Photograph by Harriet Chalmers Adams SUGAR LOAF, THE GRANITE ROCK WHICH STANDS GUARD AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE BAY OFGUANABARA The early settlers called it the Dog's Face. The forest in the foreground lies between Sugar Loaf and arock nearer the Rio shore, called Urea. The summit of Urga is reached in one flight by aerial ropeway (car suspended on a cable). Asecond and longer flight onasteep incline is made ever the forest to the summit of Sugar Loaf, where there is a view in every direction, looking back onRio and itsmountain hinterland; the bay, with its many islands; the town of Nictheroy (gleaming white in the distance), across thebay from Rio, and theAtlantic Ocean, outside the harbor, with its lovely beaches-an incomparable view.