August 7, 2013

Salvador, Brazil

Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

Photographer James Stanfield captured the city of Salvador, Brazil, for a 1969 story on Charles Darwin's voyage aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. "A peculiar and rather fantastic style of architecture," National Geographic quotes Darwin, who was impressed by the city and its grand view of All Saints Bay. "But these beauties are as nothing compared to the Vegetation."


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26 comments
Brenda Katana
Brenda Katana

If I didn't know better I'd say this is in my home town... only I live in Portugal.

Pain Hurts
Pain Hurts

ahh, the VW Mini-Bus, forever young. .. so many were smashed up for raw metal during WWar's...

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

once again a journey by time machine , if visit present days may not find view    nice architecture and composition

Shannon T
Shannon T

Amazing. I love the architecture and hope it still looks so cool.

Mayeesha A.
Mayeesha A.

I wish to go to Brazil one day!! It would be dream if I go there next year! Because of the World Cup!! But seriously... Yeah I would love to go to Brazil.

Brenda Avila
Brenda Avila

Beautiful! Hope to one day visit Brazil <3

Jill Dunphy-Hanns
Jill Dunphy-Hanns

Nice pic - but I wouldn't want to be there during an earthquake.

Christian Teppa
Christian Teppa

Waaaaaaaaaaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo muy buena fotos amigo excelente


Xava Paredes
Xava Paredes

With this imagen close my eyes and I'm listening Bossa Nova

Rafael Sposito
Rafael Sposito

Um lugar maravilhoso de incrível arquitetura e importância histórica, porem tratado pelos políticos brasileiro como lixo e largado as traças na mão do povo.

WILSON PARDI JUNIOR
WILSON PARDI JUNIOR

@Jill Dunphy-Hanns 

Dear Jill Dunphy-Hanns,

I am a Brazilian and as far I know there is NO earthquake occurrences in Salvador (capital of Bahia state). The only places in my country that, occur earthquakes are in the Rio Grande do Norte and Minas Gerais states (not in their capitals, but in some small cities).

I never have been in Salvador, but I think the most dangerous situation around these old buildings and houses would be a huge fire (I wonder if ALL of them have the appropriate equipment to combat flames as soon as possible...)

Best Regards,

Wilson Pardi Junior

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