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Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Salvador: Photo 58

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You probably wouldn't guess it, but the monument stood on the waterfront until fill was imported to create new land and push the sea out several blocks. What is now the Count of Arcos Square, in other words, was once water. The building behind it is a bank, Bradesco. It, too, stands on fill.

For a photograph documenting the change, see the blog of Eduardo Gantois.

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