Rio Favelas Etc


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Rio Favelas Etc

  1. 1. Rio de Janeiro “ The City of God”
  2. 2. Why “City of God”? <ul><li>Natural and man-made beauty </li></ul><ul><li>- mountains, sea, beaches, and the statue of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>- warm (18-30 °C), dry, but enough rain to avoid drought </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘Cariocas’ (the people of Rio) </li></ul><ul><li>- known as fun-loving, relaxed, beautiful (the importance of reputation?!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The beauty….
  4. 6. Why was the statue built, do you think?
  5. 7. What an amazing view – no wonder there’s so many tourists!
  6. 9. … and yet more fantastic beauty…
  7. 10. (the view, not the gorgeous model!)
  8. 11. Why did we go up the hill to the statue at night ?
  9. 12. In case you didn’t guess any of the reasons… <ul><li>To see all the lights </li></ul><ul><li>To see the sunset </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to be on the beach in the day! </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t get up until midday sometimes, as Cariocas party late into the night! </li></ul>
  10. 15. What is this? What is it made of? What are these? Why are they there?
  11. 18. What’s this, why is it there, etc.?
  12. 19. Why did I take this photo?
  13. 20. Probably the most famous beach in the world…. The Cococabana
  14. 21. Is Brazil full of poor people?
  15. 22. Posh fashion ‘boutiques’
  16. 23. Posh hotels for rich tourists!
  17. 24. £400 pp per night!
  18. 25. From the ‘rich’ to the ‘poor’…
  19. 26. Why on the hillside?
  20. 27. There’s not just one or two!
  21. 28. The wealthier people mostly live in apartments (flats) [why?] Rio is famous for the rich and poor being right next to each other
  22. 29. This is Rocinha – one favela on one hillside – population….? … over 100 000 (about the same as Middlesbrough)
  23. 30. Why are the trees here? Why are there no ‘posh’ flats here? [clue] What’s this?
  24. 34. The millionaire cake-maker's favela house How did he make so much money in a favela? Why does he still live there?
  25. 35. A word about ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ <ul><li>What do we mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Is rich good and poor bad? </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of life v. standard of living </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent if you can have both, but please don’t go for the second at the expense of the first! </li></ul>
  26. 36. Consider two ‘Cariocas’ – which would you rather be? <ul><li>Senior manager working for Fiat </li></ul><ul><li>£200 000 salary </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in a luxury top floor flat with amazing views and two maids who cook and clean </li></ul><ul><li>Owns 3 cars, including a Ferrari </li></ul><ul><li>Goes on business trips all over the world </li></ul><ul><li>Works 7am to 6pm Mon-Sat, often more </li></ul><ul><li>Feels sad that his 3 children, all under 10 years old, hardly know him </li></ul><ul><li>Rows with his wife a lot as he is always tired and never home at the time he says – he feels resentful because he lets her have £2000 a month to spend on clothes or whatever she wants </li></ul>Paulo Ricardo <ul><li>Sells melon to tourists on the beach </li></ul><ul><li>Usually makes about £3 a day </li></ul><ul><li>Lives in Rocina favela, in a shack he built with his friends </li></ul><ul><li>No car - has to get the bus or walk to get anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Has never been outside Rio </li></ul><ul><li>Works 7am to 2pm about 4 days a week, then goes surfing or plays football or volleyball with his 6 children and his many friends </li></ul><ul><li>His children think he is a great dad, and although he is strict, they know it is because he cares about them </li></ul><ul><li>Although they sometimes disagree, he loves his wife very much </li></ul>
  27. 37. OK, enough heavy stuff – how about what every Carioca loves most…..? Futebal!
  28. 38. Built for the 1950 World Cup, to seat 200 000 people!
  29. 39. They use it for internationals and big club matches between Rio teams… [Unless the away team is from Rio you don’t get many away fans – why?] Sadly, while I was there no big matches were on – just a meaningless end-of-season mid-table match….
  30. 42. Do you know which team, and how they got their name?
  31. 43. What is Mr Cooper doing? Answers on a postcard please….!
  32. 44. Did it live up to the hype?
  33. 45. Questions <ul><li>What colours was the background in all the slides? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the name for someone from Rio? </li></ul><ul><li>A statue of whom overlooks Rio? </li></ul><ul><li>Give one reason why Mr and Mrs Cooper went up the statue at night. </li></ul><ul><li>What is Sugar Loaf Mountain made of? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Cococabana? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the name of the hotel that cost £400 pp per night? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Rocina? </li></ul><ul><li>How many people live there? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are the favelas on hillsides? </li></ul><ul><li>What sort of buildings do most richer people live in? </li></ul><ul><li>How do people in favelas usually get electricity? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the difference between QUALITY OF LIFE and STANDARD OF LIVING? </li></ul><ul><li>What was built in 1950? </li></ul>