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Photo taken by Marcos Silviano for ipanema.com.  All rights reserved.  Todos os direitos reservados. Bar Vinte is the name of a square right in the beginning of Rua Visconde de Pirajá, next to Leblon. Until the mid 70's cable cars used to run between Ipanema and Copacabana. This is the spot where they made a turn, so the street is wider around here.

Bar 20 is home to one of the most traditional ice-cream factories in Rio, Sorveteria Itália. Make sure to try the mango sherbet! There are also several stores selling electrical supplies, tools, lamps and home accessories in the area.

It think we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto...
The yellow brick road is right here, with these bold-colored rubber decals applied over the asphalt. Rio Cidade, a project that changed the appearance of some streets, used and abused colors in Ipanema.
Photo taken by Marcos Silviano for ipanema.com.  All rights reserved.  Todos os direitos reservados.
Photo taken by Marcos Silviano for ipanema.com.  All rights reserved.  Todos os direitos reservados. There is a giant street light right in the middle of the street. The height: 60 feet (20 m). The Obelisk is how they named it, but locals have already come up with many creative nicknames.

At night strong spotlights help drivers dodge the monument - adding a final dramatic touch. So far they have not installed the steps that would open the overpass for pedestrians just a few feet away from residential windows.

The creator and his creature. If you are curious to see who is behind this colorful project... The man on the left is Paulo Casé. He was the architect in charge of Bar 20. We spotted him on site on the day the project was launched. Photo taken by Marcos Silviano for ipanema.com.  All rights reserved.  Todos os direitos reservados.
 
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