I-Vacations:


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.




Media Room




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.

20 comments:

  1. My guess: $1.1m. Did I win yet?

    PS: "The internet was invented for porn." and cats!

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    1. You won! You won! AGAIN!

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    2. OMG! OMG!

      I love Rio! Everyone is invited down for Carnival next year!

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  2. Very beautiful....ill say 2.5 million,more if two hunky Brazilian houseboys come with it. If I were too move there, id be such a total whore.shocking right?

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    1. Sounds like we should vacation together!

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  3. "i'll go higher than maddie bob, about 3 mil."

    (i always try to NOT look at furniture inside other folks home, but that coffee table is an abortion that failed.)

    "THE INTERNET WAS INVENTED FOR PORN...FOR YOU...AND ME."

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    1. I thought the same thing about the coffee table at first. Until I realized that it is an entire slice from the trunk of some jungle tree. It's kind of growing on me now. I still wonder how they got that thing up there. And how you would get it out?

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  4. I don't know, but it looks like a bachelor from 1978 lives there. I can almost smell the Paco Rabanne.

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    1. You know you want to live the '78 Paco Rabanne lifestyle! Next time I'm at an old lady yard sale, I'll pick the half used bottle of Paco Rabanne cologne that seems to always be for sale.

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  5. I can imagine Diana Dors lolling on the cow hide for a photo shoot for Razzle with Jayne Mansfield licking her out. I'll make a cheeky offer of $375k and not a penny more!

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    1. That's certainly an image that boost the sales of this apartment! I greatly admire the conservative bidding process you employ on my game shows.

      *Watches Mitzi pull out her rusty snap purse as moths fly out of it...

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  6. Well Bob Barker, my bid is $3.5 Million US Dollars!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and playing The Prize's Price. You're welcome to come on down and hang out with this crew anytime, Drewbe.

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  7. I'm a cheapskate... I'll bid 800 thousand with change...

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    1. I like to underbid, myself, on the off chance...

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  8. I'll bid $950k, right between LX & Princess. I would live there except I'm no longer tall, tan, young and lovely.

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    1. Well, I'm still tan...like a leather handbag...

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  9. I want to thank all of the contestants for stopping by and playing, The Prize's Price. Some good guesses from all of you and prices that ranged up and down the scale. The actual retail price of this glamorous apartment is...

    US$ 1,351,700

    It looks like LX is again our winner! Was there any doubt that he wouldn't win? Now we all have a place to visit in Paris and Rio as LX has won both of, The Prize's Price contests thus far.

    Congratulations LX.

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