Friday, 25 June 2010

Jardim Botanico.

With the weather spoiling us daily and the football festivities being marginally overwhelming, today was as good a day as any to go for a refreshing stroll. And what better place than the fascinating Botanical Gardens, celebrating 200 years since their founding and being in better shape than ever.

The tropical trees, huge bamboo bunches, an orchid garden (did everybody else know they are parasitic?), waterfalls, nursery, medicinal plant gardens, palm tree avenues and a glorious day made up a tasty cocktail of colours and life. And being located in between lush green mountains, rubbing against Corcovado and a stone's throw from the Lagoa, the lake behind Ipanema, it filled easily a superbly slow and long day.

All ready for the next crazy fit tomorrow?