Monday, February 26, 2007

This is the Largo de Prelinho (sp), one of the two main squares in the historic old town of Salvador de Bahia. Notice how steep it is and the cobblestone streets. Apparently, this was where slaves were auctioned off in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The Church of the Rosary in the foreground on the right is referred to by the locals as the black people`s church. Next to the big church on the hill in the background is a former convent, now a 5-star hotel, which has a lovely cloister inside.


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