Photographer's Note

Nice view of Two Brothers mountain (thank you for your comments = )from the beach of Ipanema-Leblon in February of 1997.

Most of the land that Ipanema consists of today once belonged to Jos Antonio Moreira Filho, Baron of Ipanema. The word "Ipanema" comes from the old Tupi language, meaning "bad water"; in the sense of bad for fishing, since the waves die too close to the sand, pushing fish away.

Ipanema gained fame with the start of the bossa nova sound, when its residents Antnio Carlos Jobim and Vincius de Moraes created their ode to their neighborhood, "Girl from Ipanema."

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