Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Floating Christmas Tree in Rio de Janeiro

Thousands flocked to watch Rio de Janeiro's famous holiday tradition - the inauguration of the huge floating Christmas tree. The crowd cheered as the lights blazed and the fireworks emerged from the world's largest floating Christmas tree, a gigantic metal structure as tall as a 27-story tower block. The Christmas tree, first erected in 1996, constitutes Rio de Janeiro's third biggest tourist event after the pre-lenten Carnival and New Year's Eve on Copacabana and other beaches. This year's highlight were the pictures of Brazil's famous sites inside the 27 Christmas balls that decorated the tree.






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1 comments :

Fabiola said...

the tree with the pictures of Brazil's famous sites inside the 27 Christmas balls was from 2007/2008; the last one (2008/2009) is the one pictured as floating-christmas-tree-03.jpg (with the red staff lines).