Inspired the beautiful, internationally known song from Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. A hot spot for gorgeous Brazilian women, and an breathtaking ocean view. The perfect nest for the Brazilian Lomography embassy!
Located on one of the most prestigious, bohemian spots in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema is best know from the immortalized song “The girl from Ipanema”, composed by Vinícius de Moraes and arranged by Tom Jobim in the 1960s. Not only were the beautiful women that pass by an inspiration to the song, but surely the natural beauty of its beach.
Along the shoreline of Copacabana beach, going west, right after the Arpoador rock, the beautiful Ipanema beach can be seen. Looking north, a seamless line of buildings form a long gray wall, separating this work of nature from man’s urban life-style, as if banishing our mundane problems and frenetic pace from the sanctity of the beach. In the far west the “Dois Irmãos” valley creates a nice attention point and, if the perspective is just right, the “Gavea Rock” can also be seen from afar. Finally, to the south, an almost endless ocean sea line greets us with a refreshing breeze.
A lot goes on in Ipanema beach. There are a myriad of volleyball nets scattered around the sand, groups of bathers playing racquetball and soccer, vendors offering food and beach clothing, chair rental spots, and even massage tents! On the street level we find joggers, runners, walkers, dog walkers, skaters, bikers, you name it. Occasionally, big stages are built for musical events, specially for new year parties. Who lives in Ipanema is never bored, that is why its the chosen residence of a variety of Brazilian artists and celebrities.
Its natural beauties, cultural diversity and social activeness make Ipanema a perfect spot for the Lomography Brasil Embassy! Lomo on!