Parque Lage (in full “Parque Enrique Lage”) is a public park in the city of Rio De Janeiro, located in the Jardim Botânico neighborhood at the foot of the Corcovado. The atrium of the mansion with café.
The land was formerly the residence of industrialist Enrique Lage and his wife, singer Gabriela Bezanzoni. During the 1920’s Lage had the mansion remodeled by Italian architect Mario Vodrel, with interior paintings by Salvador Payols Sabaté.
In the 1960’s the land became a public park, with walking trails through subtropical forest. The Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (Visual Arts School of Parque Lage) and a café open to the public operate from the former mansion.
Owl at Fir Tree Falconry. This shot was taken in low light. The way the owl is looking up has really helped make the most of the available light and has brought out it’s stunning eye colour. If you look closely into it’s eyes you can silhouettes of the people it’s looking at :-)