Baiana

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This one comes from Christelle in Brazil and it pictures a typical baiana, a woman from the state of Bahia. 🙂

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Salvador, Bahia

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Those two beautiful cards come from Christelle. 🙂

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Salvador, formerly São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos (“Holy Savior of the Bay of All Saints”), is the largest city and the third-largest urban agglomeration on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the Northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia.

The first colonial capital of Brazil, the city is one of the oldest in the Americas. Salvador is the third most populous Brazilian city, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The metropolitan area of the city, with 3.5 million people, however, is the eighth most populous Brazilian urban agglomeration, and the third in Northeastern Brazil. Salvador is known as “Brazil’s capital of happiness” due to its countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. The city has the largest carnival in the world.

The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture, and its metropolitan area is the wealthiest in Brazil’s Northeast. The African influence in many cultural aspects of the city makes it the centre of Afro-Brazilian culture. This reflects a situation in which African-associated cultural practices are celebrated.

The Historic Centre of Salvador, frequently called the “Pelourinho”, is renowned for its Portuguese colonial architecture with historical monuments dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

Christ the Redeemer

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This card came from Christelle who lives in Sao Paulo. More pictures of the statue you could see here – and what a pictures they are! The view towards the city is definitely something I’d want to see some day. 🙂

The Christ the Redeemer Statue is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the world’s best known and most visited monuments. The statue represents Jesus standing over the city of Rio, with arms outstretched, welcoming people from near and far. The entire monument of Christ the Redeemer measures 38 meters high, with the statue accounting for 30 meters of this. The span of his arms from fingertip to fingertip is 28 meters. A small chapel is housed in the base of the monument, which can fit about 150 people. The original design of statue of Christ the Redeemer Brazil was created by a Brazilian, named Heitor da Silva Costa. He was also the engineer in charge of the construction. He shared the project with French sculptor Paul Landowski. The statue was constructed from 1926 to 1931, with funds raised from donations.

Forte do Imbui

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I received this card via Postcrossing. It came from Larissa and it was my first postcard from Brazil.

It pictures a fort  (yes, this round thing is a fort 😀 ) and a beach in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, and that’s about all the information I have on this card. I couldn’t find any useful information in English, so if anyone could share something, I’d appreciate it if you could leave a comment. 🙂