We've sailed to the middle of South America!
After traveling a thousand miles up the River Amazon, we're secured to a floating dock on the Rio Negro, a dark water tributary and transportation hub for Manaus, Brazil, a city of two million people at the end of our gangway.
We joined Karen Van Lengen to see Manaus through the lens of an architect. Thankfully, this required maps.
Opera House built during a 19th-century boom when European 'rubber barons' did their best to recreate high society in the Amazon jungle.
Oh yes, the barons lived well in the jungle.
Today, city planners work to replace flood-prone housing along riverbanks with substantial homes near parks built along formerly crowded streams.
Yours in city planning in the Amazon jungle,