Salvador

 

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The center of the main square in the old part of Salvador.

 

 

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At the end of a cobblestone street of small shops stood the 18th century church called Igreja de São Francisco. That's me in the lower right, of course. I had no idea Scott snapped the photo until I saw it in the prints!

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Another view of the church. Inside, the church was gilded to extreme. The locals like to say there's more than a ton of goldleaf in the ornate decorations, but our guidebooks quote experts saying the goldleaf is much too thin to add up to that quantity. It sure looked like it though! Our photos didn't turn out because we weren't allowed to use a flash indoors.

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There were amazing tile mosaics lining the courtyard of the church.

 

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