National Geographic : 1920 Sep
Photograph from Harriet Chalmers Adams RIO DE JANEIRO FROM THE SUMMIT OF SUGAR LOA' (PAO D'ASSUCAR), SHOWN ON PAGES 182 AND 183 The view back on the city at sunset from Sugar Loaf summit. All around is water. As the glowing, coppery sun drops behind the jagged mountain tops, dusk envelops the land in a mystic reddish haze. One by one the lights of the city gleam out, night falls, and Rio isabejeweled goddess on a purple velvet throne.