the London Eye to have a counterpart in Rio de Janeiro

August 29, 2011 | By More

London Blues

Trem do Corcovado is the company the operates the train service taking tourists to the top of the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro. The company has plans to give Rio a new tourist attraction – in a city that is certainly not devoid of fascinating places. The company wants to build a big wheel / Ferris wheel, 80 meters in diameter, similar to the London Eye.

There are three locations under consideration, the Marina da Glória, the Pier Mauá and the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. If you ask us, we’d love to see the wheel built next to the Forte de Copacabana – where wheels have been set up in the past, to allow for a wonderful view of Ipanama, the Corcovado mountain, Copacabana and the Sugar Loaf mountain.

No one should get to excited about the wheel while it is still at the project stage. Time will tell whether it becomes a feature of the Rio skyscape.

All our info on the most visited Brazilian city is at the blog post destination: Rio de Janeiro.

The source for the news is Panrotas and the beautiful shot ilustrating this post -reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence, belongs to photographer night86mare .

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