Thursday, May 27, 2010

Brazil - Copacabana Fort

The Copacabana Fort in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

Sent by Elton from Brazil.

This is from Wikipedia : The Copacabana Fort had its construction finished in 1914 with a mission to protect Rio de Janeiro coast. Today the fort provides visitors educational and cultural activities.

In the past, at very end of Arpoador Promontory - The Arpoador Rock- fishermen used to harpoon the wales that came to reproduce in this warm waters. the harpoon used by those fishermen gave them the name and also has been used to identify the rock (in Portuguese Arpoador means fishermen who uses harpoon). The Arpoador Rock is preserved by the Municipal Historic Heritage. Also within the APA limits there is a public square called Girl of Ipanema Park after the world famous song composed by Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobin.

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