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... pictures, there isn't much more to say... I really felt like being sent back to the colonial time. Later in the afternoon, I visited the Minas da Passagem, an old gold mine opend in 1719. The mine was worked by black slaves, many of whom died dynamiting into the rocks. The 315m long and 120m deep car ride into the mine was pretty exciting (see ...
... rodoviario to the praça and stopped off at the old house to get some mail and have coffee.
Its good to be home, its good to live here.
Life is good!
... week. Processions. Special masses. Balconies covered with "church coloured" cloth, purple or dark red.
We saw the ceremony of the "lava-pés" or washing the feet, see the internet for full youtube reports. We stayed a little but well, that is not my cup of tea ;-) In our street we saw a long procession passing by around 20hr, that was easy, one just has to look out of the window!
But well, I preferred to enjoy the city. I loved ...
Went up to the horta, and Tai Chi was cancelled so kept walking around thru the Praça down the Rua Direita, Rua São José, Igreja Rosário then up Rua Alvarenga.
The light was good, thru the fog and clouds.
Off to Dinamarca tomorrow!
Today's word is: molhado
I woke up about 430am to thunder and buckets of rain that tapered off to nice wet, light shower. So when the alarm went off, I realized that there wasn't going to be any Tai Chi in the Horta. So slept a little longer, listening to the rain, got up had a coffee and then grabbed ...