Thursday, 23 June 2011

309 BR - Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia (1985)

Brief Description

"As the first capital of Brazil, from 1549 to 1763, Salvador de Bahia witnessed the blending of European, African and Amerindian cultures. It was also, from 1558, the first slave market in the New World, with slaves arriving to work on the sugar plantations. The city has managed to preserve many outstanding Renaissance buildings. A special feature of the old town are the brightly coloured houses, often decorated with fine stucco-work."


"萨尔瓦多是巴西第一个首都,在1549至1763年期间见证了欧洲文化、非洲文化和美洲文化在这里的融合。从1558年开 始,殖民者将非洲奴隶贩卖到这里的甘蔗园地劳动,使得萨尔瓦多成为了新大陆(New World)第一个奴隶市场。城市保留了很多著名的文艺复兴时期典型建筑。老城的一个独特之处就是色彩鲜亮的房屋,通常都采用了上好的涂墙泥灰来装饰。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Tine from picasa
Courtesy of kazinhabueno from postcrossing forum

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