Photographer's Note

Taken at one of the innumerous kiosks at the beach of Charitas. You can see the "Enseada" (the bay formed by Sao Francisco, Charitas and Jurujuba)and in the background the Tijuca National Park (the worlds' largest urban forest) witht the Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer Statue on it.

Like already mentioned Sao Francisco, Charitas and Jurujuba form the Ensenada (Bay) and are part of the 48 neighborhoods in which the Brazilian city of Niteroi is divided.

Sao Franciso’s name derives from the church consecrated to Saint Francis Xavier (in Portuguese: Sao Francisco Xavier) and references to it can be found as early as the 17th century. The Sao Francisco Ensenada, also known as "saco" de Sao Francisco" (roughly translated as Sao Francisco's "bag", on account of the Ensenada's shape), was an important source of fish for both the Indians and the Portuguese.

In the 1800s, an important road existed, connecting the neighborhood of Icaraí, across the Cavalao Hill (Big Horse Hill), to Charitas and then across the Viracao Hill to Piratininga, on the Ocean shore (note that Icarai ­ Sao Francisco and Charitas have their shores on the Guanabara Bay).

No problematic slums exist in the neighborhood only some appearing poor fishermen houses.

The Sao Francisco waterfront is famous for its concentration of bars, restaurants and night clubs, being the beating heart of Niteroi's nightlife.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Marque Berger (rio_de_janeiro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 82 N: 410] (2091)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-11-27
  • Categories: Naturaleza
  • Exposición: f/5.6, 1/400 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2008-06-20 0:32
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Points: 12
Additional Photos by Marque Berger (rio_de_janeiro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 82 N: 410] (2091)
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