On my recent trip to Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, I came across an interesting technique–each beach is identified by a unique pattern layout on its sidewalks. I was fascinated with the stone walk and how they have made these “graphic patterns” famous around the world.
The wavy Copacabana walkway tiles are made up of black and white stone tiles and cover a total length of 4.15 km.
Ipanema Beach’s tiles have more of a retro wavy pattern.
Joatinga Beach features a fist motif pattern.
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