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October 13, 2020

25 Amazing Photos Capture Street Scenes of Rio de Janeiro in the Early 1980s

Rio de Janeiro is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. It is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state, after São Paulo and Minas Gerais.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.

In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf Mountain with its cable car; the Sambódromo (Sambadrome), a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.

These amazing photos were taken by Moacir de Sa Pereira that show street scenes of Rio de Janeiro in 1980 and 1984.

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1980

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1980

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, 1980

Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, 1980

Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, 1980

Praia do Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, 1980

Av. Atlântica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Av. Atlântica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Av. Atlântica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Brothers, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Carriage, Paquetá Island, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Engenho Novo, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Garden, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Gávea City Park, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Goat-drawn buggies, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Rio de Janeiro street scenes, 1984

Santos Dumont House and Museum, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

Shanty town, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

VW Beetle police car, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

VW Beetle Taxi, Av. Atlântica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1984

VW Beetle Taxi, Av. Atlântica, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, 1984





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