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The Marvelous City

By Thushan Amarasiriwardena | 4 Comments » February 21st, 2008

Rio de Janeiro’s skyline is dominated, not with buildings, but with impressive – no – stunning, mountains mingling between the neighborhoods and shoreline. Unabashedly called the “A Cidade Maravilhosa” (The Marvelous City), from atop Pão de Açúcar, via ride up on a cable car, Rio doesn’t just earn it’s name, it sets the bar. Catch the marvelous view from atop Pão de Açúcar in today’s photo gallery.

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4 Responses to “The Marvelous City”

  1. Macarena Says:

    Hermosas las fotos en la noche!!!!

  2. DA Says:

    Almost 2 months of exciting travels! Now, it would be wonderful if you could add a map showing where you guys were…

  3. Lilliana Zmed Says:

    Unbelievable. I knew you’d figure something like this out…it was only a matter of time. So incredibly jealous as I sit here in front of my computer at my desk. Impressed. Very impressed.

  4. EWelch Says:

    I love that photo :)

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Thushan Amarasiriwardena

, former Senior Multimedia Producer at The Boston Globe, has always loved telling a great story. Combining his eye for visual story telling and his technical background in computer science at North Carolina State University, Thushan has reported on business, sports and travel for The Globe. You can find his site here.

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, graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His thesis research focused on the intersection of race and music in Northeastern Brazil. He worked previously as A&R and Production Coordinator for Putumayo World Music, an international music record label based in New York City. You can find his site here.

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graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and has traveled extensively in Latin America.

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