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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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The Past in Brazil’s Present, Ouro Preto Is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 1 December 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. A visit to Ouro Preto, which means ‘Black Gold’ in Portuguese, is a journey back in time to the colonial period of Brazil that helped make it the country it is today. From the high slopes of the historic city, travellers look out over the magnificent features of its baroque architecture in the churches and mansions below.

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