Friday, 27 November 2009

Floating Christmas Tree in Rio

As some of you might know I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I'd like to share with you these photographs of a stunning Chirstmas tree they put up every year (since 1996) in the middle of a lake called Rodrigo de Freitas or Lagoa as the locals like to call it.

It soars 85 meters high and uses 2,9 million light bulbs! It is built over a floating platform that moves around the lake. It will be lit every night until January 6th and on Saturdays there's a firework show. There's a sidewalk all around the lake so you can enjoy the view from every angle!
Also, the Lagoa will host canoeing & rowing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.

If you happen to be in Rio this time of the year just don't miss it!

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El árbol de Navidad más grande del mundo encendió sus luces america


Christmas Tree at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Rio de Janeiro


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5 comments:

  1. Nice tree!!! its almost near crhistmas alredy¿? ... noooooooo still 1 moth above! we have to do nothing but wait.. :D

    haha love the post!

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  2. This beautiful tree pulled me right into the Christmas mood! Very nice!
    You have a great blog, I'll keep visiting you.
    Greetings,

    NiceArtLife

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  3. Wow--really interesting!! Nice thing to do!

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  4. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up with my carnival!

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  5. Questi alberi di Natale, sono stupendi !!!

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