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Photo of the Week: Doors to the Past, Ouro Preto, Brazil

  • Wallace Faria (Photo)
  • 15 January 2012

This shot captures two of the most distinguishing features of the former mining town of Ouro Preto, Brazil; specifically, its pronounced sense of heritage and its elements of outstanding baroque architecture. This doorway almost feels like a portal into the past, with its chipped facade, rusted lintel and worn steps all contributing to a feeling of tremendous age and quiet dignity.

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Photo of the Week: Tudo é Jazz Festival, Ouro Preto, Brazil

  • André Franchini (photo and text)
  • 10 July 2011

This year, Ouro Preto’s Festival Tudo é Jazz will pay homages to Tom Jobim, the great master of Brazilian music. In its 10th year, the festival usually brings jazz fans from all over Brazil, who gather around a few stages erected around the town.

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Photo of the Week: A Beer in the Sun, Diamantina, Brazil

  • Wallace Faria (photo and text)
  • 15 May 2011

A cold beer is, for many, the perfect thing with which to relax after spending a morning exploring a new destination. The picture below – taken on a visit to the town of Diamantina, Brazil – shows many people doing just that: relax while enjoying the warm rays of sunshine that slant into this quaint cobblestoned plaza.

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