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Posts Tagged ‘Ipanema’

Where Would You Like to Be for the End of the World?

  • WHL Group
  • 20 December 2012

This Friday, December 21, 2012, marks the end of the 5,125-year-long Mayan calendar. It’s a date that has had some new-age astrologers speculating about the possibility of cataclysmic world events, possible even a doomsday scenario. Just what are some of the best places to hide out for the end of the world? We sat down with WHL Group staff to hear their thoughts about where to they’d like to be during the earth’s final hours.

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Photo of the Week: The Postcard View, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • André Franchini (Photo and Text)
  • 3 October 2010

Although surrounded by controversy, on 7 July 2007 the statue of Christ the Redeemer got named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. What people didn’t seem to understand, however, is that the statue itself doesn’t add much to the landscape of Rio de Janeiro. The true highlight of the monument is the wide and open view of Rio de Janeiro that Christ the Redeemer offers, like the one shown here during a wintery but warm sunset.

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