The log of one man's quest for wind and sunshine

Rio Botanical Garden

One of Rio’s many beautiful spots is the Jardim Botânico located at the base of the Tijuca National Park It was originally founded in 1808 to acclimate foreign species form the west indies and other parts of the world, and now sports mature trees and other plants from all over the world.  I was particularly interested to go check out the collection of orchids and carnivorous plants.  Dodging rain showers, and monkeys, I perambulated the park taking in the wonderful smells and views of the Atlantic forest and the garden.  The café provided a nice spot to read a book and drink some expresso.  Don’t skip this spot if you’re in Rio!

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3 responses

  1. Marshall Davidson

    Nature can be interesting to say the least. Great pics. Keep em coming.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:55 pm

  2. Holy beautiful batman!

    May 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm

  3. Genie Burns

    Simply lovely!!

    June 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm

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