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Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Salvador: Photo 11

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We're back on the street and looking toward the pelourinho. It's over there, just on the other side of the notch in the ridge top.

The district takes its name from the pillory or whipping post euphemistically called the "place of justice." Two pillories survive in all of Brazil (they're in Obidos and Mariana); in Salvador only the name is left, along with the plaza or largo in which it stood.

Question: do the parallel stones here indicate an old tram line? Sure looks like it.

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