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Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Ouro Preto and Mariana: Photo 38

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As the bars on the town hall suggest, security in colonial Ouro Preto was an issue for anyone with anything worth stealing, and shrines like this were added to provide a bit of psychological comfort. This one's at a corner overlooking Rua Bernardo Vasconcellos. Hey! No parking.

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