The internet was invented for porn. Possibly for porn and electronic mail. It's also good at mangling history. My latest internet interest is an I-Vacation or more precisely, searching internet maps. It starts with my fascination of the architecture and realty of foreign places like New York, Key West, New Orleans, Ipanema and Paris etc. While exploring the realty of a city the price tags of apartments and houses become very telling of the desirability, neighborhood and location. Once you have an address you can map it. Look at it aerially, look at it from the street view, basically walkabout the neighborhood. In essence, a small virtual vacation or Petites vacances virtuelle. Sounds classy in French. That brings me to my favorite game show,
The Prize's Price
Today's Prize is a fabulous penthouse apartment in a mid century building, Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Steps from the subway and two blocks from the beach.
You guess the price.
Described as having a private pool and terrace at your disposal...
Views of Rio de Janeiro and in particular on Morro Dois Irmãos or Two Brothers Hill.
In the heart of Ipanema, this penthouse is located in a modern building with a doorman and an available 24hrs security service.
Original Space Age details still exist.
Master Bedroom Private terrace.
Master bedroom suite
Guest suite and private terrace.
And now it's time to,
Name The Prize’s Price...
[entries may be in Euros or US dollars]
Incidental and related to this post is this little item I discovered while perusing the streets of Ipanema.