Three of us – Brother Ray, Lee, and myself – wintered for a Christmas week in summery Rio. We stayed in a sweltering apartment betwixt the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. During the day, we scaled high places for a look, ate fried snacks, and tried not to get too sunburnt. At night, we cooled off with caprianhas. Most of these photographs show verdant jungle or views from above. Rio, indeed, is a marvelous city of great heights.