The Magical Steps of Lapa

By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Nestled between Santa Teresa and Cinelândia is the neighborhood of Lapa, an enchanting district full of dilapidated architecture, colorful characters, and Samba filled bars. Yet amongst the grit, grime and sweat of Lapa’s bleeding heart comes a diamond in the rough – the steps.

Known as Escadaria Selarón (Selarón’s Staircase . . .

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