Video: Rio as you've never seen it

AOL Travel

This clever video, entitled The City of Samba, brings the city of Rio de Janeiro to life using clever tilt-shift photography which frames the city's incredible geography and famous Carnival as a werd mix of toytown-like buildings and doll-sized people.

Made by Jarbas Agnelli and Keith Loutit during the Carnival of 2011, it begins with a birds-eye view of the landmarks, beaches and rock formations of the Brazilian capital, then moves to the Carnival with its endless stream of quirky floats and wildlife.

Watching the incredibly organised way the city prepares for the international spectacle is awesome. Will London look this good, come the Olympics?

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