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Srie sobre a minha Viagem a SALVADOR - Capital do Estado da BAHIA - Regio NORDESTE DO BRASIL - A primeira Capital do Meu Pas - N 007 !

Series on my Trip to SALVADOR - The Capital City of the State of BAHIA - The NORTHEASTERN Region of BRAZIL - My Country's First Capital City - # 007 !

FAROL DA BARRA - BARRA LIGHTHOUSE - My third day in SALVADOR was the sunniest, the brightest and the hottest one! Even so, I had the guts to walk along almost all its coastline! This lighthouse is the most famous in the city and the beaches around it are always crowded, specially on weekends and holidays! It was very nice visiting it, because it's one of the Salvador's symbols!

The real name of the FAROL DA BARRA (BARRA Lighthouse) is FORTALEZA DE SANTO ANTNIO (Saint Anthony Fortress) and today it shelters the MUSEU NUTICO DA BAHIA (Nautical Museum of Bahia), which contains maps, navigation equipments, maquettes of old Portuguese and Spanish ships and findings of the ship "Galeo Sacramento", which has sunk in the entrance of the Bay.
This fort or fortress, which belongs to Brazilian Navy, is located in the northern entrance of the BAA DE TODOS OS SANTOS (All Saints Bay). The construction was initiated in 1536, and it had, originally, the shape of a tower with ten sides.
Enlarged and repaired between 1583 and 1587, it underwent changes between 1602 and 1702. It is considered the first fortress built in Brazil.
There are two beaches around: PRAIA DA BARRA and PRAIA DO PORTO DA BARRA. The district of the city is also called BARRA and it's 5km away from downtown.


Model: NIKON D80
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
F-Stop: f/9.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 40 mm
Date Taken: 2008-11-22 13:27
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 242 kb

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