Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Back Trackin' - Old Salvador

I'm not particularly verbose this week. Perhaps my mind is on vacation already. :)

I realized that I may have given Salvador, Brazil short shrift thus far on the blog. One of the many things I loved about it was the sense of history and antiquey-ness of it all. The central Pelurinho district, where I stayed, is really good for taking in all of the old buildings. Since Salvador was actually the first capital of Brazil, they made sure the buildings were rather stately, and the churches extra majestic.



Igreja (Church) do Sao Francisco

Close-up of Igreja do Sao Francisco

Rua das Portas de Carmo, right outside my hotel, Casa do Amarelindo (loved that place!)

Ummm..I forgot :( It was being renovated when I was there. It's right off of Terreiro de Jesus.

The spires of Igreja da Nossa Senhora dos Pretos

Palacio Rio Branco

So, are you a fan of older architecture, or do you like sleek, modern design?


cookies said...


The building you mentioned is being renovated looks like the old medical school that houses the Afro-Brazilian museum-one of my favorite spots to visit in Pelo.

I LOVE Salvador! The architecture, the food, the people, music, the life...I could go on.

TheThreeLLLs said...

I love old architecture. It tells a story so much more than new architecture. The detail the buildings in your pictures are amazing!

Try Anything Once Terri said...

@Cookies - I think you're right! How could I forget that!

Jamaica My Way said...

I adore old architecture! There is so much life and history inside those structures. I've done a few posts on old, creepy looking churches and they just fascinate me.

Your pics in this post are gorgeous.


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