Lifecruisers contribution to theme Practical

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This is from when we were going up to the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005. I would say that these are highly practical, would you not say? It had been awfully tough to climb that mountain for me…. *giggles*

It was tough anyway, because I am very afraid of heights – and this is not my favorite exactly, to hang in the air like that! But it went fast and was totally worth it!

“Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), is a 396 metres (1,299 ft) above sea-level peak from the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula sticking out into Atlantic Ocean. The name is said to refer to the shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. It is also believed by some that the name derives from Pau-nh-acuqua (“high hill”) in the Tupi-Guarani language, as used by the indigenous Tamoios.

The mountain is one of several monolithic morros of granite and quartz that rise straight from the water’s edge around Rio de Janeiro. A glass-paneled cable car (called bondinho or teleférico), capable of holding 75 passengers, runs along a 1400-metre route between the peaks of Babilônia and Urca every half hour. The original cable car line was built in 1912. Visitors can watch rock climbers on Sugarloaf and the other two mountains.”


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14 Comments on “PhotoHunt Practical Tactical”

    A. said:

    Well goodness me :) I’m first!

    Those cable cars are about the only way I’d ever get up a mountain, so yes, very practical! I’m like you though, not fond of heights so it’s a bit scary looking out.

    Maribeth said:

    Very practical indeed. We have the same things for some mountains here for skiers

    .: mar said:

    Cablecars are also practical for skiers not only for caipirinha lovers :)
    My mom and one of her sisters were in Rio until yesterday, visiting my cousin. Such a great place
    **leaves trying some samba steps **

    Michele said:

    Ahhh… I love going up in those… the view is just spectacular!!!

    Gattina said:

    I would have done like you ! bite on my teeth and go ! I hate heights too I always get dizzy when I look down in an unclosed place !

    Andrée said:

    Never! I absolutely know that if I put one foot in one of those things, it’ll positively crash. If I walk up, I’m stuck walking down! LOL

    claudie said:

    I’m very afraid with these things but so curious to go on the top of the mountain that I do like you and after an hard travel inside I’m glad to be in live still!!!! Rio De Janeiro! A dream I’d like realize one day!

    libertybelle said:

    pretty practical if you don’t like climbing and trekking! Good shot!
    Drop by and visit me!
    Happy weekend

    RennyBA said:

    Very practical indeed – I mean the alternative would have been to walk up there and then……. I assume you would have got your butt up there at all LoL

    OldOldLady Of The Hills said:

    I LOVE all of your spooky Hallowwen touches on your blog right now….they are delightful! So much fun to see all the little goodies you have included–even those little skulls by the cpomments…LOL!

    That hanging thingy—OY MY! Yes, it is very practical! But, like you, I do not enjoy hanging out there in mid air. The only time I was in one of those things was down in Palm Springs,…There is one if these Hanging Bus lifts that takes you up to a very Special resort-type place HIGH HIGH up above the desert…I did not like the feeling, at all! LOL! But, it did the job. As you said, it is PRACTICAL! GREAT Picture by the way.

    Tricia said:

    Well yes I do think that’s a practical form of travel in that area … but I’m not sure I’d enjoy it all that much since I have quite a fear of heights! LOL

    farmingfriends said:

    What a fabulous action shot. Cable cars can be scarey especially in gibraltar when the monkeys can get on the cable car. Sara from farmingfriends

    Toni said:

    That cable car looks a bit scary looks so full and crowded I’m afraid the cables would start to break :( Rio de Janeiro is really beautiful. I went to the Corcovado though but due to time constraints didn’t make it to the Sugarloaf.

    Ev Nucci said:

    It’s funny trying to find my way around your new digs Captain! You’re all fancy pants over here! LOL. I’m such a freaking kid aren’t I? Anyhoo…I finally finished editing all my pictures from Hana…so you don’t have to post it on here…just a looksy for you.

    It took me quite a while to do it. I took over 270 pictures the day I went to Hana…so going through them was a nightmare. Then editing them…was a nightmare. I think I capture the best of what I got.

    It will give you a real flavor for the most beautiful special part of the island!

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