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Left photo by Ailton Silva (2015) / Right photo by Marc Ferrez (1885) (IMS archive)
In the right photo, a stream is visible among the scattered houses. In the left photo, a partial view of São Conrado and Rocinha reveals densely packed, diverse structures. Of special note are the Rocinha footbridge and the Hotel Nacional, both designed by Oscar Niemeyer.