Iracema


Iracema is the beautiful gatekeeper at the Sugar Loaf Natural Monument in Rio de Janeiro, greeting visitors on-foot. She’s a striking 73-year-old woman with long white hair. She volunteers three days a week at the foot of the Claudio Coutinho Trail that wraps around the base of the mountain over Praia Vermelha. She is also … Continue reading Iracema

Carlos Henrique Siqueira


Carlos Henrique Siqueira, 69, has an eternal girlfriend: the Rio-Niteroi bridge, where he has worked since 1972. His great passion is tending to the queen of Brazilian bridges and making her a standout dame in a world of 3 million bridges. You can’t imagine the stories he has to tell. In Urca, which really is … Continue reading Carlos Henrique Siqueira