South America

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

Avenida 9 de Julio

This is the Avenida 9 de Julio in the centre of Buenos Aires, Argentina. At 127 metres, it is one of the widest streets in the world, with some eighteen lanes of traffic! Unfortunately our thumbnail doesn’t really do it…

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Tuesday, 6th September 2005

Strange Lines In Argentina

Does anyone know what on earth these strange lines are in Argentina? In places it looks like some kind of military bombing practive but then in other areas there are just geometric patterns. Very strange. Update: So it looks like…

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Friday, 19th August 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

Rotary International Roundabout

What looks like a roundabout in Sao Paulo, Brazil features the logo (and large type) of Rotary International. There’s another odd looking roundabout to the east. Thanks: Sight

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Tuesday, 26th July 2005

Manta Ray?

Is this dark grey triangle off the coast of Rio de Janeiro a giant Manta Ray? They can apparently grow up to 8 metres wide, so if a Manta Ray was swimming near the surface we might be able to…

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Thursday, 14th July 2005
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