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puddin:
In the works more to be added later   :waves:

 Leg 1


Los Angeles, LAX/ Chicago, ORD 4/22/08
peachs brings us a blog entry
dated 4/22/08:
*"This time, as we were waiting for the team to get checked in at the airport, we got a glimpse of what appeared to be some competitors on The Amazing Race.
*I saw a camera crew shooting two blondes wearing hot pink sweatsuits as they quickly walked outside the terminal. Hmmm, don't think we've ever seen THAT kind of team before on the show (says she with heavy sarcasm).
*A few minutes later, we caught a glimpse of two more pairs

peach contacts the writer of the blog and brings us more details:
*She saw the teams on 4/22 at about 11 AM outside the Delta terminal 5. Looking from inside the terminal out, the teams would have been moving to the right.

Chateau d if does some amazing detective work by visiting LAX and gets details:
* The gal said there was one team that was 'hippie' like with long white hair (she demonstrated with her hands at mid chest level). 
*They were an older couple, as in, male and female.  She estimated their ages to be 40's or 50's.  She also mentioned the two girls and another team that was just a regular young couple in their 20's.
*I just point blank asked "Where were they flying to?"  And he said "Brazil.     Sao Paulo, Brazil"
*He also confirmed the Hippie couple.  They are old enough to be originals from the 60's.
*He said there were 5 teams going via UA and 6 teams via AA.
*So there you have it:   11 teams of two.  Off to their first destination in Sao Paulo.

Thanks to Kogs, do we have our first contestant sighting? -- picture credit flickr ChristiaanV

peach contacts ChristiaanV , he kindly shares more details.
*We saw The Hippies, we saw the Blondes in Pink, and we saw what we would describe as two 23-26 year old "Slacker Dudes"
*This guy was with... what we were guessing his mom

 

 
Rio De Janeiro International Airport 4/23/08

Some new info here:

*From Cordoba, we were to have a stop over in Porto Alegre another stop in Sao Paulo and then arrive in Salvador in the afternoon. Because of fog, the airport in Porto Alegre was closed, so we had to detour to Rio and from there, fly to Salvador, which was actually much more efficient and convenient.
*At the airport in Rio, we noticed several film crews and people in teams of two, often wearing matching outfits.
*These two girls from Texas (according to their t-shirts anyway) were wearing matching black biker shorts, bright pink tank tops and a ton of make-up. I think the t-shirt was pretty accurate.
*Anyway, we noticed them being interviewed by the film crews, acting out dramatic situations and so-on.
*When it came time to board we talked to some of them and lent one of them our brazil book, although they didn..t give us many details about what they were doing.
*There was a delay in taking off and one team asked if they could move closer to the front.
*As soon as they did, all the other contestants tried to do the same.
*It was kind of annoying becuase I think it delayed our take-off even more. Anyway, at that point, we were pretty confident that if it wasn..t The Amazing Race, it was an amazing race of some sort.

 

Salvador da Bahía, Brazil 4/24-4/25/08

Shacklebolt @Twop's, Salvador de Bahía, Brazil April 24th? to April 25th? ,more info throughout this thread.


ART And CULTURE Friday, 25 of April of 2008
It records? of Reality Show it explores points tur?icos of the capital Ascom

*The bahian capital is the scene chosen for the writings of reality American show "the Maratona", an international competition where teams cover some countries fulfilling a series of tasks. The program, that counts today on a hearing of more than 50 million people per year, already is being recorded in some of the main tourist points of Salvador.

*In the morning of this thursday (day 24), the competitors of reality show had had that to go down, in the style rappel, the 70 meters of the Lacerda Elevator. To carry through the test, that called the attention who passed for the place, the filming team installed a net to the long one of the elevator.

*Still inside of the actions of the program, new writings are foreseen tomorrow, of this time in the Maritime Terminal of Salvador, in the Commerce.

* Until the moment, already they had served of location for the international production
**the Square of the Sé, the Inclined Plan Gonçalves,
**the Order Third of the San Francisco (Historical Center),
**the Slope of the Carmo and the staircase of the Paço .

Chateau d if:
This shot was taken here between 9:45 and 9:59 am (assumes April 24th)



Photos below thanks to schwarzmoor's find and with the help of Neobie, Boingo, and Chateau d if , to name a few ...




 
Map thanks to Boingo

puddin:
tv guide~
Episode Detail: - Amazing Race 13
The race begins with 11 teams departing the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and flying to Salvador, Brazil, where they must either climb up a large stone staircase on their hands and knees or climb down a 240-foot cargo net. The first pit stop is Forte São Marcelo and the last team to arrive is eliminated.





Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, thanks Slowhatch






vehicles














candy



Anthony and Stephanie

Anita and Arthur

Andrew & Dan

Toni & Dallas

Tina & Ken

Terance & Sarah

  Kelly and Christy

Detours

Elevator Lacerda climb down a 240-foot cargo net (ride to the top)

Kelly & Christy

Sarah & Terance/ Mark & Bill



Nick & Starr


 
Igreja Do Santissimo Sacramento Do Passo,
climb up a large stone staircase on their hands and knees,  thanks Boingo (Climb the stone steps of the 18th-century church on your knees then answer the mystery question ( 53 steps) )

  Dan and Andrew




misc for now
Nick & Starr



Terance & Sarah


19 BC  military base, thanks Chateau ( a campsite in a bug infested, muddy patch of jungle inside a military base)



Chateau d If:
This shot was taken here between 11:01 and 11:19 am (assumes April 24th).


Forte São Marcelo, thanks Boingo
<<misc


Could be teams waiting to leave Forte Sao Marcelo pitstop and onto leg 2, thanks Slowhatch and Chateau

Philiminated, Sadley

puddin:
promo/introcaps
#5 promo Neobie: Salvador skyline
#10 promo & #11 promo #14 promo Boingo: Fort Sao Marcelo Bahia ,Salvador
#12 promo  Elevador Lacerda, Bahia, Salvador
  #15 Bahia, Salvador

puddin:

--- Quote from: Boingo on June 07, 2008, 09:10:27 AM --- :jumpy:  Looks like the picasa pictures of the cluebox in Brazil are actually near the Sao Francisco Church along Ladeira de Carmo in Salvador (Bahia) Brazil.

Note baroque blue/white building in background with fancy pointy things on roof.  Cluebox is to the left of the church front (not seen very well in pictures).

Edited to Add:
A Igreja de São Francisco (The Church of Saint Francis) and its attached convent are up the cobbled streets and to the left at the far side of the Terreio de Jesus, standing at the end of an adjacent square (Praça Anchieta), beyond a large stone cross.



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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 07, 2008, 10:10:01 AM --- :snicker:  This is it!   :wohoo:    (so many churches in Bahia)   ;)
Praça Anchieta


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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 07, 2008, 12:43:45 PM --- :lol:  The Amazing Snack Shop   :funny:

FWIW:Changai Snack Shop

Refreshments Changai and Perez - sandwich of ham
Address: Rua Conselheiro Saraiva, No. 32, Commerce., Bahia
Telefone: 3242-8270 Phone: 3242-8270


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--- Quote from: Chateau d If on June 07, 2008, 04:04:50 PM ---I noticed that in Matt's shots there are pieces of Yellow and Red tape laid out in a line at the steps of San Francisco Church, just inside the gate.

I suspect this is where teams must wait/sleep until morning.   :snicker:

Opps, not San Francisco Church, Thanks Boingo, (I was just being sloppy):  Igreja Do Santissimo Sacramento Do Passo

Not to mention that you already saw it.  But I didn't know what you were talking about  :groan:


--- Quote ---Lots of red and yellow on that staircase on the 23rd of April. Task for our racers?
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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 07, 2008, 04:49:51 PM ---
--- Quote from: Chateau d If on June 07, 2008, 04:04:50 PM ---I noticed that in Matt's shots there are pieces of Yellow and Red tape laid out in a line at the steps of San Francisco Church, just inside the gate.

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 :angel:  actually it's a different church (reminiscent of the Spanish Steps of Rome) called:
Igreja Do Santissimo Sacramento Do Passo


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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 07, 2008, 06:39:41 PM --- :lol: just because I can... this is the Rio Branco Palace, former seat of the State Governor




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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 07, 2008, 06:57:14 PM --- :lol:  because I can, again.... Matts blue/white building is the Terminal Marítimo (Salvador)

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--- Quote from: Chateau d If on June 08, 2008, 12:51:39 PM ---In the Salvador shots of the Matt picture set there is a Whiteboard reference to 19BC.  And 19 BC is shown on a building that he has shots of.

Turns out that 19 BC is military base:  2° Companhia do 19° Batalhão de caçadores Operacionais (You Tube Link here)

And if you watch the video you will see the Badge for the 19° BC.  That same Badge appears on the sticker that Mr. Purple Shirt wears.  But in the sticker it is in conjunction with Film Planet Group.  They boast about doing work for TAR before (Season 9).

I think in, sum and substance, 19 BC will turn out to be nothing more than just a dormitory for production.



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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 08, 2008, 03:01:09 PM --- :lol:  Who knew? .... Rio Branco Palace and top of Elevador Lacerda are right next to each other...  :groan:

 :funny: :snicker: ;) :lol:   oh well....   :-[





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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 09, 2008, 01:07:16 AM --- :snicker:  Found it!  Terminal Maritimo



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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 09, 2008, 12:16:45 PM --- :jumpy: Found it!  Igreja Do Santissimo Sacramento Do Passo

  :ascared  well hidden among the shadows....  :snicker:



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--- Quote from: Boingo on June 09, 2008, 07:25:02 PM --- :jumpy:  Oh look!   Matt really did visit a fort....   but, is it the Forte São Marcelo ???

hmmm..... I think you can see the only cannon in the GE picture below, along with the curving ramp.  :yess:



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--- Quote from: Chateau d If on June 10, 2008, 01:19:44 AM ---In conjunction with Praça da Sé I found our Bahiana

And this location is also known for the Cruz Caída






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--- Quote from: Boingo on August 22, 2008, 02:16:22 PM --- :jumpy:  Finally found this one..... Matt is standing in the Praca Municipal do Salvador near the Palacio Rio Branco and the Elevador Lacerda (to his right).  That's the Banco Bradesco branch to his left.

...running out of things to spoil, puddin  :funny:   :sucks



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--- Quote from: Boingo on August 22, 2008, 05:38:42 PM --- :snicker:  Just cleaning up a few things... no new spoilers here...   :carryon:

Found location of Matt's Escadaria do Paço sign pix.  No surprise, they were taken just a stones throw from Igreja Do Santissimo Sacramento Do Passo (church with stairs and drummers) in Pelourinho area.

Photo labeled "Palourinho-Ladeira_do_Carmo" is view of same street from the opposite end (looking uphill).





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--- Quote from: Boingo on August 23, 2008, 02:45:43 PM --- :angel:  Turns out Matts sign is at the bottom of the Igreja do Santissimo Sacramento do Passo stairs.   :snicker: 

  ...had a feeling it was right there.  :lol:





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--- Quote from: Boingo on August 21, 2008, 05:52:16 PM ---  :jumpy:  Yay!...I knew Matts sandwich shop would be useful.   :lol:

heres a view of the street from the opposite direction...looks like they normally have street vendors there...



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--- Quote from: Boingo on August 21, 2008, 07:01:21 PM --- :angel:  Close, but not quite.  This big "C" sign is on Rua Portugal (very near the sandwich shop) but Terence & Sarah appear to be on a narrower street.   

Oh wait, this may be another sign on the same building but on the side facing the highrise buildings.  :yess:


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--- Quote from: Chateau d If on August 21, 2008, 07:28:08 PM ---You mean this one?





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--- Quote from: Chateau d If on August 21, 2008, 07:34:44 PM ---So, can they roll these things onto the Plano Inclinado Gonçalves?  It is located at the end of the street.

And it goes up to the Praça da Sé where we have another shot of them getting their next clue.






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--- Quote from: Chateau d If on August 21, 2008, 07:43:41 PM ---This shot was taken here.




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--- Quote from: Boingo on August 21, 2008, 07:46:09 PM ---The big picture.... one can follow the trail....  :funny:



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--- Quote from: Boingo on August 21, 2008, 07:48:46 PM ---
--- Quote from: Chateau d If on August 21, 2008, 07:43:41 PM ---This shot was taken here.



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just a little more to the left, it's the brown tiled (squarish) building with the hole in the middle.

Here's a view of the back side from the cruz sculpture


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--- Quote from: Chateau d If on August 21, 2008, 07:57:25 PM ---
--- Quote from: Chateau d If on August 21, 2008, 07:34:44 PM ---So, can they roll these things onto the Plano Inclinado Gonçalves?  It is located at the end of the street.

And it goes up to the Praça da Sé where we have another shot of them getting their next clue.



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Answered my own Question:

This is the incline:   :funny:



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--- Quote from: Chateau d If on August 21, 2008, 09:01:39 PM ---This shot was taken here between 3:35 and 5:00 pm (assumes April 23rd)

It looks like these two have already signed up for their transport/time.  They are now headed to the trucks that will take them into the jungle.

I looks like teams will be divided into three groups (3 trucks).




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--- Quote from: Boingo on August 22, 2008, 11:37:15 AM ---:snicker:  I knew I'd find the front of that building on the Praca da Se (Se Square). 


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Chateau d If:
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