National Geographic : 1920 Sep
208 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Carlos Bippus TIII PALMS ON TIHE ATLANTIC SORE, AVENIDA NIEMEYER, BY THE SEA: RIO DE JANEIRO This avenue, carved from the rock, overhangs the sea. It connects Leblon Beach with Gavea Beach at the foot of Gavea Rock, where there is a plantation dating back to colonial days. From Gavea Beach the highway, which encircles Rio, climbs up over Tijuca Mountain, dropping down to the bay side of the city. Below Avenida Niemeyer a sheer wall of granite rises from the water's edge. Note the native falua of a fisherman offshore.