MOST Magazine Fashion MAY-JUNE'15 ISSUE NO.9 - Page 202

he Brazilian National Day is the seventh of September. In the two days I was in Rio de Janeiro, I remember being woken up by a huge amount of sound and the overwhelming smell of gasoline. It was only when I got out of the hotel that I realized there were tanks in the streets. I grabbed my camera and went all around the streets that day. These pictures were taken in the Centro in Rio de Janeiro. As are national days around the world, people fill the streets for Brazil’s celebration. But my attention was diverted to this group of religious people and this man with his weapon so close to children playing. One of the most amazing things in Rio de Janeiro is the sunset. The sunset at Ipanema is breathtaking just as the sun drops behind the Morro Dois Irmãos and the Vidigal Favela starts to appear as small spots of lights. Vidigal has the best view over the city because of the pacification of the Favela in 2011, where many guest rooms and hotels have been growing. The other spectacular thing about the sunset in Rio is that even Cariocas (people from Rio) will be locked, looking at the sea, never growing tired of its beauty. It is a complete spectacle happening right in front of their eyes. 202 || FAS HI O N M A G A Z I N E || MAY / JUNE 2015