After touring Rio De Janeiro for a day I decided to visit the famous Sugar Loaf site. I timed my visit to occur during twilight in order to see the lights of the city come to life. The entire week prior the city had experienced non stop rain. Not only did I get lucky with clear weather, but the prolonged rain had cleared the normally hazy air. The view was outstanding.
Rio might have the most spectacular natural setting of any city I have been to.
A close up of Copacabana
Once the sun goes down the statue of Christ shines above the city. The sun setting behind Christ the Redeemer statue