Vicente L pez (1638)ó
Buenos Aires. Argentina
Dear 2nd Grade Children,
I had a wonderful time in Rio
de Janeiro. Rio is the second
largest city in Brazil. The
Maracana Stadium is huge. It
seats 78,000 people. The
match was very exciting and
everyone had a lot of energy.
People born in Rio are called
Cariocas . I saw many“ ”
interesting sights: Christ the
Redeemer Statue, Sugarloaf
Mountain and Ipanema Beach.
I am tired from so much
sightseeing. I will write again
The silhouette of the carefree footballer
balancing a football on his neck forms a
heart which symbolises the people’s deep
love of football in Rio de Janeiro. Football
is at the centre of their world, an idea
which is conveyed by the depth achieved
through the various layers. Each layer in
turn stands for one aspect of Rio de
Janeiro: the beach, the mountains, the
Sugarloaf, the sea and the sky.
The colours and vibrancy of the layers
portray the energy and pace that are
typical of Rio de Janeiro and football.
Upon closer inspection, behind the
individual layers you will find a smile, an
invitation to share in the city’s joie de
vivre, the thrill of those who cheer with all
their heart, and the satisfaction you get
from a kick-about at the end of the day.
You cannot avoid feeling the positive
vibes and the beat of the music all around
you. Those who meet a true Carioca
(native of Rio) soon realise that’s what Rio
de Janeiro is really made of.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE
SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN RIO DE JANEIRO