Thursday, May 19, 2011

Perched Up on a Cliff

Perched up on a cliff, close to where we are staying in Santa Theresa, Rio de Janeiro, is this lovely late 19th century dwelling.

I asked about it and was initially told that it was a monastery but our hotelier tells me it was built as a private residence but is now divided up into apartments:-

Built on a granite base it does look rather grand and apparently, if you live there, you have the most magnificent views.

I was not tall enough to take this shot so David took it for me.

Same dwelling but framed with ferns and bouganvillea which are growing over our breakfast balcony - very pretty.

Location:R. AprazĂ­vel,Rio de Janeiro,Brazil

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