Bonde

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- 19 July 2006 | Permalink
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The bonde ("bondge") is the last remnant of Rio's tram service, connecting Centro with the formerly wealthy hilltop district of Santa Teresa. The tracks run across the old Arcos de Lapa aqueduct and then wind their way uphill to Santa Teresa. Limited seating space inside means that some passengers have to stand on the running boards; holding on one-handed and trying to take photographs while the tram crosses the Arcos de Lapa is not recommended for vertigo sufferers.