Rocinha is the biggest favela, shanty-town, in South-America with about 200.000 inhabitants.


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  • Panoply of Song 8y

  • Andreas Nilsson 8y

    Thanks! Yes, it was a wow-experience to see this!
  • George Browne 8y

    Very nice shot!

    I like this angle, it gives a great perspective and appreciation of just how many homes are crammed into such a relatively small area.
  • Andreas Nilsson 8y

    Thanks gseanb! Yes they really live packed together like sardines.
  • Rachel Slepekis 8y

    wow...makes me appreciate what I have.
    Nice angle to shoot this at too, the shapes are very nice and lead your eye around and around and around! : )
  • Andreas Nilsson 8y

    Thanks miodd! Yes, we have to appreciate what we have. The picture is taken from the roof of such a house on the top of the hill. That house had a high class interior with tiled walls and a beautiful clinker floor.
  • rocinhajj 8y

    Rocinha..I love my home..
    beatiful foto..
  • Andreas Nilsson 8y

    Thank you! I understand you, the people were so friendly there!
  • rocinhajj 8y

    yes people are freindly and nice. Do not be scare of favelas and people who live there.

    d ser pobre nao e crime!
  • sulo 6y

    great shots from amazing site such a Rocinha is. thanks for sharing Andreas!
  • George Morris 6y

    I see that you have creative commons licensing enabled on this photo, but I like to double check and make sure that I'm not ruffling any feathers. Can I use this image (with attribution and a link back) on my blog?

    The post is set to go active tomorrow morning, and will be visible at:

    If you'd rather that I use a different picture, please let me know and I'll get it switched out ASAP.
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Taken on January 14, 2007
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