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

    Best seen in large or original size.

    Mon Œil, J Mª de Mir, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Panoply of Song [deleted] 99 months ago | reply


    2. andreasnilsson1976 99 months ago | reply

      Thanks! Yes, it was a wow-experience to see this!

    3. gseanb 99 months ago | reply

      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.

    4. andreasnilsson1976 99 months ago | reply

      Thanks gseanb! Yes they really live packed together like sardines.

    5. Rachel.Ellice.Photography 99 months ago | reply

      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! : )

    6. andreasnilsson1976 99 months ago | reply

      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.

    7. rocinhajj 93 months ago | reply

      Rocinha..I love my home..
      beatiful foto..

    8. andreasnilsson1976 93 months ago | reply

      Thank you! I understand you, the people were so friendly there!

    9. rocinhajj 92 months ago | reply

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

      d ser pobre nao e crime!

    10. sulo~ 76 months ago | reply

      great shots from amazing site such a Rocinha is. thanks for sharing Andreas!

    11. George Morris 67 months ago | reply

      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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