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These photos were taken at the Jardim Botânico in Rio de Janeiro on a gorgeous day near the end of August 2011. Apparently a rich landowner gave his plantation property to the city of Rio, and these lands became the city's huge Botanical Garden. I spent about 4 hours there and saw maybe one-fourth of it. My friend Ginger, who lived outside of Rio and had an apartment in the Ipanema area, visited often to take photos. She told me she was always discovering something new there.
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|Bamboo is growing in the background between the two large trees.|
|Lots of shady benches to take a rest.|
|Imperial palms ---at one time only the|
emperor was allowed to own these huge
palm trees. (My friend Ginger is on the right.)
|These huge millstones are from the plantation's mill. It is now|
being excavated by archaeologists.
|A Chinese garden.|
|Lots of strange-looking trees.|
|This tree trunk almost looks like a sculpture|
of tangled bodies.