This photo was taken during a "winter" sunset in Salvador, Brazil from Campo Grande, the main square in the city's historic center. The photo looks out onto the Bay of All Saints, where the most popular swimming beaches are as well as the port which functioned as Brazil's main point of entry when the city functioned as its first capital. The clash of the electric wires, the rugged silhouette of the island Itaparica, the soft colors and calm bay reflect all of the contradictory elements of Brazil. The struggles with modernity, history, natural beauty, leisure time are negotiated daily by the city's inhabitants, famous throughout Brazil for preferring relaxation and festivals over work.
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