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Left photo by Ailton Silva (2015) / Right photo by Augusto Malta (1902) (IMS archive)
At the beginning of the 20th century, the region depicted here was known as “streetcar turn,” because it was the end of the streetcar line. Today, this street is commonly used by Rocinha residents to travel between Gávea and Rocinha.Where homes have been built on the steep slope, the rock has been fortified with containment projects to protect residents from landslides.