Mary's Travels and Travails
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Friday, December 23, 2011
Rio de Janeiro, Day 3, Tour - Floresta da Tijuca
23 December 2011
Floresta da Tijuca. This area used to be plantations but has now been allowed to revert to a natural state for about 50 years. There are some exisiting residences there but no new ones are permitted.
A plantation house. Behind it is a waterfall.
A map of the forest, hand painted on ceramic tiles.
Doesn't look like much, but it's the first cofee tree I have ever seen!
Look, baby bananas!
This is the "Brazil Tree", or a replacement of it. The Brazil Tree is a type of tree that was prized in early times for shipbuilding.
A fountain behind the Brazil Tree. Love the mosaic tile.
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