Rio de Janeiro is a study in contrasts. Mountains and beaches, glamour and slums. The haves and have nots. And yet, somehow it all comes together with a samba backbeat. Maybe it's the humbling democracy of both rich and poor parading near naked at Copacabana or Ipanema beach. Or maybe its Corcovado Mountain with Christ the Redeemer standing in judgment above them all. Whatever it is, Rio rocks.
Thoughts on Travel, Photography and Life from Ian Lloyd