Photo Friday… World Cup Mural in Rio

World Cup Mural, Santa Teresa, Rio

I spotted this huge mural in the Santa Teresa district of Rio’s centre. This artistict and vibrant neighbourhood has long been campaigning for the reopening of their Bonde, Rio’s last surviving tram system which ran from Lapa to Santa Teresa until it was closed in 2012 following an accident. The locals want the system to be refurbished and reopened, a feeling captured in this mural of Brazil winning the World Cup. My favourite touch is Messi, Argentina’s star player, weeping in the corner!

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About Emily

Emily Luxton is an award-winning travel blogger and writer with a special love for South America - her favourite continent and second home. A lover of slow, deep travel and really interacting with new cultures, she travels as often as possible on the hunt for new adventures.

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