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Série sobre minha Viagem a SALVADOR - Capital do Estado da Bahia - Região Nordeste do Brasil - A Primeira Capital do meu País - nº 002 !

Series on my Trip to SALVADOR - The Capital City of the State of BAHIA - The Northeastern Region of Brazil - My Country's First Capital City - #002 !

PELOURINHO - This was my first day in the city! I arrived early in the morning, took a taxi from the airport to the hotel - it was raining! After everything was arranged, I took a bus right away to the Historical Downtown of that City. It was a cloudy day, but pretty warm and humid! One of the highlights of that place is the PELOURINHO, where this picture was taken! THERE ARE TWO OTHER WS VERSIONS IN HERE, WITH CLOSER VIEWS OF THE SAME PLACE!

"This part of SALVADOR is known as PELOURINHO, the city within a city. (Read more about Salvador, Bahia in Exploring Brazil's Northeast).
Nicknamed "PELÔ" by residents this area is in the older part of the upper city, or "CIDADE ALTA", of Salvador. It encompasses several blocks around the triangular "LARGO", and it is the location for music, dining and nightlife.
PELOURINHO means "whipping post" in Portuguese, and this was the old slave auction location in the days when slavery was common. Slavery was outlawed in 1835, and over time, this portion of the city, though home to artists and musicians, fell into disrepair. In the 1990's, a major restoration effort resulted in making the area a highly desirable tourist attraction. Today, that place is a "Historical World Heritage" by UNESCO.
Easily walkable, "PELÔ" has something to see along every street, including churches, cafés, restaurants, shops and the pastel-hued buildings. Police patrol the area to ensure safety." (Source: ttp://gosouthamerica.about.com/cs/southamerica/a/BraPelourinho.htm)


Model: NIKON D80
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 10/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/7.1
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 31 mm
Date Taken: 2008-11-20 14:20
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 241 kb

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