National Geographic : 1920 Sep
Photograph by. Carlos Bippus RIO DE JANEIRO FROM SANTA THEREZA HILL Rio's loveliest suburb is in the forested mountains back of the city, a trolley ride of 25 minutes from Carioca Square down inthelevel part of town, near the bay front. The trolley follows the windings of the ancient Carioca aqueduct. Inthis forest thewild birds congregate, with their cheery whistling and limpid song. We are looking down on the crescent of Botafogo, one of the bay beaches ofRio, tothesite oftheexposition buildings, which are on Vermelha Beach; on Sugar Loaf, including Urea; the peninsula adjoining Sugar Loaf, onwhich one oftheforts issituated; the narrow entrance to the bay, and the shore across the bay. All beyond Sugar Loaf is the ocean.