Visuals from the Favela 2

The little shop in the ghetto. Sells delicious sweet wine.

This was the way to Melissa's cousin's house.

Kids play area.

The blue part of the building is the day care centre.

Favela bar. Inexplicably empty, must have been a school night.

One of the many passage ways.

The journey down the stairs.

We walked down these stairs virtually everyday, hence all the pictures.

I walked up these stairs on 3 occations and even though I am fit, each time I thought I was going to have a stroke.

This slope was fun to hike up, especially when it was raining.

The community centre, where various activities are organised for kids and where volunteers lend a hand.

Community centre building, less spooky during the day.