03 December 2012
The post office of Brazil has issued a pair of stamps to mark the centenary of the Sugar Loaf Mountain cable cars. ...
The Sugar Loaf Cable Cars, one of the most famous sites in Brazil, marks its centenary in the autumn of 2012 and the post office of Brazil has issued two stamps to mark the anniversary.
The cars are located in the city of Rio de Janeiro and since 1912, have been taking passengers to the summit of the distinctive Sugar Loaf mountain. This was only the third ski lift in the world, and the first to be created in Brazil. The construction of the lift system took three years, with the first section (between Red Beach and Morro de Urca) opening in 1912, followed by the section to the summit of the mountain a year later.
Nowadays, the popular cable cars can transport over 1,300 passengers an hour to the summit for panaromic views over the city of Rio de Janeiro
Sugar Loaf mountain cable car stamps
The two stamps feature Sugar Loaf mountain and one of the cable cars and together, the pair makes up a scene of the cable cars travelling up the mountain. The surrounding sheet features the cable car centenary logo and a symbol for the 2013 Brasiliana World Philatelic Exhibition.
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