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Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome to the 2016 Olympics!

This came to me on email and the photos were so amazing, I had to share them.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Rio's Welcome Sign (2016 Olympics) 2016 - Rio de Janeiro 



"Solar City Tower," built atop the island of Cotonduba will be the welcome symbol to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro . It will be seen by the game visitors and participants as they arrive by air or water. The tower, captures solar energy. It will supply energy for all of the Olympic city, as well as also for part of Rio.




Spectacular view to see on arrival to Rio.....must be magnificent view to be on the top tower .



The Tower possesses an amphitheater, an auditorium, a cafeteria and boutiques. Elevators lead to various observatories. It also has a retractable plat-form for the practice of bungee jumping.
At the summit is an observation point to appreciate the scenery of the land and ocean, as well as the water fall. 

Solar City Tower will be the point of reference for the 2016 Olympic Games inRio de Janeiro .



It pumps up water from the ocean to create what appears like a water fall and this fall stimulates turbines that produce energy during the night. It will also hold the Olympic Flame.





              How nice is this?

I wish I could go to see it in person!  How about you?

Happy Monday!

EVA

17 comments:

Jade said...

Wow! These pictures are absolutely amazing. Is this really going to happen?

Brian Miller said...

that is way cool...is this something already built or are they building it for the games?

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Amazing! As with so many things, you'd think this country would learn something from this.

Kristy said...

That is amazing! Truly amazing. So forward thinking and awesome. Gives me chills!

David Allen Waters said...

so amazing...way cool. I loved these, thanx for posting them :)

Sue said...

Wow! This looks incredible!!

=D

Jen said...

That is a spectacular sight from land , sea, or air!! Thanks Eva....it would be amazing to see, but I'll be satisfied with pictures.......

injaynesworld said...

What genius design and engineering. It's magnificent, although a bit incongruous on that coastline.

Al Penwasser said...

My second port visit in the Navy was Rio (the first was a dump called Salvador). In...wait for it...1977. I loved the place! Even though I spent $30 on a little piece of crap statue of a magic monkey (well, it made my disappear anyway) .
At least I made out better than a shipmate. He spent $50.

Pat said...

I've seen pictures of this before. It is pretty stunning. I, too, would like to see it in person!

Dazee Dreamer said...

that is so awesome. Too bad we have to wait till 2016.

tsonodablog said...

Amazing! I would love to see that in person.

Unknown Mami said...

Wow! That's all I got: WOW!

The Frisky Virgin said...

Absolutely stunning!!! *jaw dropped*

Eva Gallant said...

Jen: I agree...it would be something to see!

Jayne: It is amazing.

Al: You're lucky to have seen so many places!

Frisky: I agree!

Chantell said...

Wow, how beautiful! That will be quite a sight :o) Thankyou for sharing these amazing pictures!

ChristianMarriageCounselingInfo said...

I'm in awe of this. I hope it's not the next tower of Babel.
I have to admit it's really awesome.