By Milli Legrain, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Formerly an aristocratic neighborhood that became a commercial hub in the early 20th century, along with Flamengo's expansion came the careless demolition of most of the neighborhood's old colonial homes. Along the beach, Rio's original, pre-Copacabana luxury apartments do, however, remain, whilst further inland the shady, palm-lined streets are home to occasional flourishes of art deco architecture.

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