Carnaval in Pelourinho
A not tiny selection of photos I took while visiting Salvador, Bahia, Brazil during Carnival. Even after deleting a bunch I still have over 500 photos that I took during 10 days in Salvador (over 1,500 taken during 3 weeks in Brazil). I paired it down to about 80 (not counting Instagram photos) that I’ll be posting in my Brazil album on Flickr. And here are just over 40 of those. Yes, a ridiculous amount for a blog post. But uh… yeah… I don’t have any excuse except that I’m not that great at making selections.
Pelegrino ad and woman with clown’s hair
Also I’ll be publishing a video and a photo series with Brazilian street art soon.
Last but not least you can also watch my two other short videos from Brazil (longer versions of those coming soon as well):
Filhos de Gandhy in Pelourinho, Salvador
Watching the action in Pelourinho, Salvador
Carnival in Pelourinho, Salvador
Colorful houses in Pelourinho, Salvador
I <3 Salvador
Capoeira in Pelourinho, Salvador
If this wasn’t Capoeira, this picture would be quite politically incorrect
The colors of Pelourinho, Salvador
Samba dancers during carnival in Pelourinho, Salvador
Vibrant dancers during carnival in Pelourinho, Salvador
Carnival beer vendors in front of Farol da Barra (lighthouse) in Barra, Salvador
Filhos de Gandhy Carnival truck
Policia Militar were everywhere in Barra during Carnival
Filhos and Filha de Gandhy on Barra Carnival Circuit
Singing on a Trio Elétrico (Carnival truck)
Filha de Gandhy dancers on Barra Carnival Circuit
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Monkey seller photographs
Balloons, police stand and 4 for 5 piriguete (slutty girl or small beer)
Carnival in Barra, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Elevador Lacerda – Elevator from Cidade Baixa (the Lower City) up to Pelourinho
Comércio neighborhood overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Abandoned building in Cidade Baixa, Salvador
Boats and a water fort in Salvador, Bahia
Revitalization in Salvador, Bahia
Street Art in Comércio, Salvador
Praia Porto da Barra (Barra Harbor Beach) and Forte Santa Maria
Praia Porto da Barra (Barra Harbor Beach)
Kiddie pool on the beach in Barra, Salvador
Farol da Barra – Lighthouse in Barra, Salvador
Forte Santa Maria in Barra, Salvador looks like a ship.
Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Wishing bands outside Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Orishá or Orixás (deities of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble) statues on the lake Dique do Tororo in Salvador, Brazil
Common Salvador sight: pedestrian bridge crossing street
Metal street art
Pirate flag in Stella Mares, Salvador
Pirate beach bar in Stella Mares, Salvador
Pirataria on Stella Mares Beach
The boy looking at Mason taking a picture of me taking a picture of the boy.
Chilling in Stella Mares as a getaway from Carnival
Queijo de Coalho – Brazilian cheese on a stick with spices and syrup… Yum!
A most magical moment in Stella Mares, Salvador
If you’d like to see the movement and sound of Carnival and life in Salvador, please check out my 1-minute video: Carnaval (Carnival) in Salvador – In A Brazil Minute (Week 149). There will soon also be an extended version of that video.
If you’d like to still see more of my Brazil photos (from Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande and Paraty) take a look at my Brazil 2013 album on Flickr.