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Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Salvador: Photo 5

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Can't stay cooped up, so we're out on Rua Direita ("Straight Street") with a very bookish guide. "The sobrado was a town house of two or more floors and was a typical urban building. The houses were built in rows with adjoining walls, thus renouncing artistic individuality in order to blend with the architectural composition of the city. The continuous exteriors--flat or curved, horizontal or inclined--defined the architecture of the city as a backdrop to the layout of public spaces."

I'm not sure I quite the last bit, but along this street there are no style-breakers. Everybody plays along, except when it comes to parking their cars. No help there: we're almost all bulls in that china shop.

See Montezuma, p. 126.

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