Brazil

Brazilian Supertanker

Here’s a totally awesome image of an enormous supertanker speeding along just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Only ships above 250,000 tonnes are considered true supertankers, and due to their massive size and weight, their stopping distances are…

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Monday, 17th October 2005

Arrrr! Pirate Ship Ahoy!

To celebrate this week’s talk like a pirate day (ok we missed it, but heck, we were close), here’s a rather cool looking three masted schooner nestled in amongst some modern day warships. Now where did I leave me grog…?…

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Friday, 23rd September 2005

Jesus Tunnel

Looks like yet another person has been keen to write ‘Jesus’ on a hillside, this time over the entrance to a tunnel near Barueri city, Brazil. I’m not quite sure what Jesus had to do with the construction of this…

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Wednesday, 7th September 2005

Rio-Niterói Bridge

This is the Rio-Niterói Bridge, which connects Rio de Janeiro with Niterói in Brazil. Built between 1969 and 1974, this gargantuan structure is over 13 kilometres long (8.25 miles) and is a record holder for the size of it’s central…

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Wednesday, 7th September 2005

Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

This is Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, this peak rises 396 metres above Guanabara Bay. An absolutely awesome sight from up here. The blue structure on the peak is…

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Tuesday, 6th September 2005

Brazilian Blimp

I didn’t spot this one at first glance, but there’s a blimp floating over São Paulo in Brazil. Does anyone know what the cool ‘S’ shaped building just to the east is? Thanks: MrManson, Renato Tassinari, Joso Aloysio

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Wednesday, 17th August 2005
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