Photo courtesy of Scott Ozaroski.
The picturesque Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) overlooks the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The peak is accessed via a two-sectioned cable car that connects atop Morro de Açúcar and has been operational since 1912, making it one of the oldest aerial tram systems in the world. Engineer Augusto Ferreira Ramos proposed this cable car system in 1908, and his idea was met with overwhelming skepticism as to its feasibility. Just four years later, the project was a success, providing the masses with these soaring views of the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City).