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Rio’s landscape is dominated by a few rocks. Not hills really, but just rocks. You would be walking through the city and suddenly see a straight wall of rock in front of you, completely inaccessible. Our windows overlook one of such rocks, which marks the west boundary of Copacabana. It’s about 30 meters tall and goes up at no more than 20 degrees off the vertical. I don’t think even my rock-climbing friends in CA would be able to climb it. I saw a cat on it once though, which seemed impressive enough.

Last week it started raining heavily while I was at home. A few minutes later there were streams of water coming down the rock and I took a few photos.