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Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Salvador: Photo 29

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Gilt woodwork (talha dourada) creates a golden church (igreja dourada). An American architect visiting in the 1940s wrote that "all feeling of structure is dissolved by the intricate golden ornament as it ripples indifferently over walls and ceiling."

See Philip L. Goodwin, Brazil Builds, 1943 p. 64.

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