< Last Photo   << Last Chapter                Notes on the Geography of Places: Brazil: Salvador         Next Chapter >>   Next Photo > 
   

Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Salvador: Photo 51

world pictures Brazil: Salvador

Get off at the bottom, turn right, and you bump into the church of Our Lady of Pilar, completed in 1770 and faced with stone from Portugal. The name (which carries over to the bordering street as well as to the inclined railway) refers to a Spanish tradition that the Virgin appeared atop a pillar before the Apostle James. Philip Goodwin, the American architect mentioned earlier, writes that this church has "one of the loveliest exteriors of any church in Brazil." Well, maybe. The church has been closed for so long that he may never have seen the interior. The structure on the right is reportedly a columbarium.

See Goodwin, p. 65.

View: tiny * small * medium * big * biggest Photo Size

Back to Brazil: Salvador chapter

Short link for this page: http://www.greatmirror.com?justpic=44757


www.greatmirror.com Web   
 

* Argentina * Australia * Austria * Bangladesh * Belgium * Botswana * Brazil * Burma / Myanmar * Cambodia (Angkor) * Canada (B.C.) * China * The Czech Republic * Egypt * Fiji * France * Germany * Ghana * Greece * Hungary * India: Themes * Northern India * Peninsular India * Indonesia * Israel * Italy * Japan * Jerusalem * Jordan * Kenya * Laos * Kosovo * Malawi * Malaysia * Mauritius * Mexico * Micronesia (Pohnpei) * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * The Netherlands * New Zealand * Nigeria * Norway * Oman * Pakistan * Peru * The Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Senegal * Singapore * South Africa * South Korea * Spain * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Syria (Aleppo) * Tanzania * Thailand * Trinidad * Turkey (Istanbul) * Uganda * The U.A.E. (Dubai) * The United Kingdom * The Eastern United States * The Western United States * Oklahoma * Uzbekistan * Vietnam * The West Bank * Yemen * Zambia * Zimbabwe *
go back to previous picture go to next chapter go to next picture go to previous chapter page