Santa, Jesus, and Disney Princesses (Holiday Sand Sculptures in Copacabana)

IMG_3241IMG_3269Armed with cameras and bike helmets my friend and I rode along the beach path from Posto 12 (lifeguard tower) at Praia do Leblon to Posto 1 at Praia do Leme. We were on a mission to photograph the sand sculptures along the beach in Copacabana. Although the cloudy morning skies weren’t the best for photo taking, they were much appreciated while biking. Rio has many beautiful beaches but Copacabana is probably the most famed (and most crowded on the weekends). The line where sand meets sea curves gently like a clam’s shell. IMG_3291And the black and white cobblestone sidewalks mimic the waves of the sea.IMG_3307 Colorful seaside cafes with ice cream cone tables add a quirky bit of fun, as well as a great place to sit and people watch.IMG_3256 We purchased a drink from a cafe to get change for the sand sculpture artists (photo taking isn’t free – 2 réis is the common tip).

Naughty Santa


Arcos de Lapa, Cristo Redentor, Estádio Beira-Rio


Pão de Açúcar
Catedral Metropolitana
Arcos de Lapa – FavelasIMG_3259IMG_3233


Leme RockIMG_3299

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