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Apr 30, 2015
Photo of the Week, Sugarloaf Cable Car

Photo of the Week: Sugarloaf Cable Car (Bondinho Pão de Açucar)

Photographer: Photo by Flickr user Nan Palmero. About: Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Sugarloaf Cable Car is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous ropeways. Built over 100 years ago by Augusto Ferreira Ramos, the system has retained its charm and remains one of Rio’s most important cultural and historical icons. Each year it transports over...

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Jan 22, 2015
Photo of the Week

Cable Car Photo of the Week: Pão de Açúcar

Photographer: Photo by Flickr user Jon Kristian Bernhardsen. About: A perennial favourite of the Gondola Project, the Pão de Açúcar (or Sugarloaf) cable car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was included in the Daily Mail‘s 10 most breathtaking gondola rides in the world back in October. This image is a good indicator of why it made the cut....

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Dec 11, 2013
Just For Fun

The Simpsons in Brazil: Riding the Sugarloaf Cable Car

Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty outrageous and hilarious portrayals of cable cars in Hollywood and popular media. But just when we thought nothing else could top the cable car scene in Moonraker, I think the following clip just might take the cake. If anything, it’s the funniest (if not only) cable car depiction I’ve...

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Mar 09, 2012
Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Centennial Celebrations for Sugarloaf Cable Car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A quick look at some of the highlights from around the world of Urban Gondolas, Gondola Transit, and Cable Propelled Transit: Originally built in 1912, the Sugarloaf Cable Car is officially a centenarian. To this day, it continues to be one of top attractions for tourists in Rio de Janeiro. Following the footsteps of other...

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