Mermaid statue on Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilMermaids of Earth
You will find a very contemporary mermaid sculpture at the top of Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) in Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay. ( map )
The Sugarloaf Mountain Mermaid statue
The sculpture is named “Guanabara Mitológica” and was sculpted by Remo Bernucci. A plaque by the statue reads:
Rio (Mythological Guanabara)
by Remo Bernucci
The Skin – the waves of the sea;
The curved waist – the beaches;
The breast – the mountains;
The hair – the forest;
The silhouette – the gracefulness of the carioca woman;
And at the feet of the statue the ibis.
The Sugarloaf Mountain Mermaid sculpture
The mermaid statue at Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio De Janeiro. Photo by Luciana Marques.
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