The views of and from the Sugar Loaf mountain and the Guanabara bay with its quaint boats never get old. No wonder that they featured in so many paintings and postcards of Rio.
I think the way to the airport was intentionally planned by this amazing view, just to make the visitor never want to leave Rio (or at least always long to come back).
Ps. The best place to see the mountain from is the top floor deck at the Botafogo Praia Shopping.