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Left photo by Ailton Silva (2015) / Right photo by Augusto Malta (undated) (IMS archive)
These two pictures were taken from the roof of one of the buildings at the Jockey Club Brasileiro, in Gávea’s Santos Dumont Square. The club is home to the largest racetrack in Brazil, which has long served as a gathering space for Rio’s elite. The right photography provides a view of the mansions on Rua Marquês de São Vicente, as well as of the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. In the left photography, however, the high-rise buildings obscure the vie of the church. Instead, between Morro Dois Irmãos, Pedra da Gávea, and part of the Tijuca Forest, several subregions of Rocinha (Um Nove Nove, Laboriaux, and the Terreirão of Rua Um) are visible, as is part of Parque da Cidade, the favela located in Alto da Gávea.