Man walking at Praça Mauá selling cotton candy among a crowd of sightseeing tourists in the area of Tomorrow’s Museum.
In Rio, known as algodão doce (‘cotton candy’) is one of the all time children’s favorite. Wrapped inside a plastic bag, and sold on a wooden stick, this sugary snack gets carried up and down until it gets eaten.
Made of sugar mostly (like 99.99%), if left exposed to air and humidity, the cotton candy melts down and loses its fluffy consistency.
Alongside an air balloon, a miniature Brazilian Real bank note is stuck to each cotton candy plastic bag.
Cash in Brazil is colorful. These are the bank notes currently in circulation and their dominant colors:
R$2 – Blue
R$5 – Violet
R$10 – Pink/red(ish)
R$20 – Yellow
R$50 – Ambar-Golden
R$100 – Blue
Photo taken on 31/Jul/2016