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Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario dos Pretos

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 17 April 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Looking up the Ladeira do Carmo you can see on the left hand side the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Blacks. This church was built by slaves and "for" slaves, during the time when blacks and whites could not worship under the same roof. It is interesting to note the many representations of Black saints in the religious imagery. Most members of this church are still of African descent, and the traditional organ has been mainly replaced by drums during Mass.

Pentax *ist D 1/1500 second F/9.5 ISO 800 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Just got back to civilization and I realized that I did not leave an absence notice. We are on our way to Vancouver Island for our nephew's wedding and will then be continuing to enjoy our camping vacation. We will see you all when we get back on September 15th.



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Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

A good one ! I like the blue of the church !

17 Apr 2009 5:23am

@Lydie et Roland: TYVM Lydie! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Magnifique photo! J'aime bien l'ambiance qu'il y a dans la rue, qui nous donne une image vivante! Très belle couleurs! J'aime beaucoup!

17 Apr 2009 5:37am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! Vous êtes très gentil! ;-)

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

this is an action packed image from top to bottom, so much going on in this lively street scene. I have not been to South America yet but when I first saw this image, I thought it seemed very European - guess it is the Portuguese influence. I like that you got the couple walking through the street - makes for a good overall subject like we are seeing the world around them as they stroll through this quaint city.

17 Apr 2009 7:36am

@Jason Kravitz: Thanks very much Jason! I appreciate your comments. Yes you will find that most of South America has a strong European influence. ;-)

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

You have taken this from a very good POV, the path leading to the church, lovely architecture here

17 Apr 2009 7:49am

@P J W Miller: Thanks very much Peter, I appreciate your comments! ;-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Extraordinary again, I love it all and that blue church is so lovely, everything in it is wonderful, bravo again and oh please, more..:)

17 Apr 2009 10:13am

@Lorraine: Thanks very much Lorraine, I appreciate your comments. Yes, there are still a few more shots in the series...enjoy! ;-))

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Extraordinary again, I love it all and that blue church is so lovely, everything in it is wonderful, bravo again and oh please, more..:)

17 Apr 2009 10:15am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

wow...this is such a great shot! A flurry of activity and wonderful colour! Your point of view works so well here. Congrats :)

17 Apr 2009 1:03pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks very much Sharon! High praise indeed coming from you. ;-))

from verdun, France

There is so much to see on this photo, so much wealth whether it is people, batiments, this street which swarms with world, with extraordinary scenes of life, of which to make an album with details of every corner .Bravo!

17 Apr 2009 1:13pm

@: Thank you very much Lo, I appreciate your comments. Yes it is a wonderful vibrant and exciting city with new things around each corner. ;-))

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

An image of two halves, as it was loading from top to bottom my eyes met a tranquil scene with beautiful summer skies and historic rustic buildings. Then came the chaotic, rushing ,people with bikes, barrows, trucks etc. The dream and the reality! A really super image :)

17 Apr 2009 1:40pm

@Craig@Random Ramblings: Thanks very much Craig, I appreciate your comments! ;-))

Drey from Toulouse, France

Beautiful scene here!

17 Apr 2009 2:04pm

@Drey: Merci beaucoup et bienvenu à mon blog! S'il vous plaît revenez et visitez souvent. ;-)

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

The beauty of this hectic scene is immense, Eric. People scurrying around in persuit of personal goals, so much to see in a single frame, dominated by the beauty and significance of the architecture. A jewel of a shot

17 Apr 2009 2:28pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thanks very much Paul, I appreciate your comments! ;-))

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A great clash of scenery. Dfeinately two shots here. Very well captured Eric. Have a great weekend.

17 Apr 2009 2:32pm

@Lee: Thanks very much Lee! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very nice shot.

17 Apr 2009 2:43pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit often. ;-)

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful buildings!

17 Apr 2009 3:37pm

@Eleftheria: Thank you very much! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb street scene. Exquisite detail.

17 Apr 2009 4:17pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much! ;-)

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful photograph, great colors, buildings and History!

18 Apr 2009 4:08am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks very much Scott! It is a wonderful place to visit! ;-)

eva from Rouen, France

Very lively and beautiful street shot ! Very nice blue on this photograph !
Well done !

18 Apr 2009 6:21am

@eva: Merci Eva! Vous êtes très gentil. ;-))

bridget from Western WA, United States

the reverse view of the same street lends wonderful perspective; i like the juxtaposition of the ornate architecture of the bell tower with the hand-painted red and yellow sign near the top of the shot - great capture

20 Apr 2009 3:15pm

@bridget: TYVM Bridget! Actually it the same street continued from the previous shot. ;-)

Si from Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Really like this one Eric. Plenty going on, things to look at everywhere.

28 Apr 2009 11:33pm

@Si: Thanks very much! ;-)