Steps made beautiful

Steps made beautiful. 25% of Rio's population lives in a Flavela, or slum area. I had the chance to tour 2 of these locations in the city, and it's pretty sobering what conditions people live in. This particular one didn't have any crime because the rich had built 12 foot walls around it and the crime lords didn't have a secondary escape if needed. Walking around you find some parts that people have done a lot of effort to make it look nice, and others where you have a rats nest of cables. It was super interesting to walk through these places! View the larger version on Flickr