Travel Blogs from Ouro Preto
... as I was waiting for Milton to come back thru the centro, and as I took this picture... a woman walked by and said to me,
Which is not Portuguese, but Italian.... go figure!
So receipts in hand, we appeared at the corretor de imůveis, and things are moving ...
... of folks were walking back... not sure what happened, but I think when they turned on the tree, then tried the street decorations the whole system blew out... so the concert had to move into the auditorium of the Museum... and apparently the whole thing is set to try again tomorrow night.
As we are getting rather used to saying here, "este pais n„o esta pronto para a Copa" (this country is not ready for the Copa).
Its silly, but still good here.
... drove via Petropolis (accidentally) to Ouro Preto in the State of Minas Gerais, arriving by 16.00.
There was lovely scenery, especially in the morning, climbing green valleys. More evidence of mining in the afternoon but Ouro Preto was set in a beautiful valley with surrounding hills.
Passed more evangelical churches, including some called "Quadrangular".
Many football pitches and goal-posts ...
... but it was just a case of looking, but not buying
After this it was another bus back into town, this was overcrowded so standing room only
So that was about it for our mine tour, I had found it interesting and informative
35 tons of gold were bought out of the mine during its working life, 1800-1985
(I never worked out how many tons of ore where taken out to get that amount of gold, 6 grams-1 ton of ore)
... up around 8 and had breakfast before checking out and putting our luggage in storage for the day. We had decided to visit a gold mine in the morning. We took the bus from the town to the mine. When we got there there was a tiny "museum" which was in fact only one room and had a few examples of gold weighing artefacts. We headed with a group of people to the entrance and were a little worried when we got there. The track down into the mine was very steep and looked very ...