Few words are enough to testify of the beauty of the Bahiana's ladies, in the north-east of Brazil.
Even if it's one of the poorest province of Brazil from an economic point of view, it's probably the wealthiest as far as culture is concerned. Everywhere, you can discover an valuable mix : food, music, religion...
All this is is the result of its very specific history when Portuguese culture melted with African and Indian cultures. They developped a very strong culture with many great aspects such as the local food mixing seafood, spices and cocomilk, the "Candomble" religion mixing catholicism and African traditions, music, Capoeira mixing tradition African beats and a terrible fichting technic and a very happy way of living even in poverty.
It has been a terrible History which left many people behind and wasted a lot of its components but today it's leading to an incredible burst of positive energy, amazingly interesting culture which any curious et careful traveller should try to discover.
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alper_ayhan (581) 2005-12-30 6:38
Cheerful and shiny photo! Reflects very well the optimistic character of local people. A beautiful scene of daily life.
Congratulations and a happy new year!
hyasar (7769) 2005-12-30 8:34
what a lovely shot! She is smiling very nice and your selection of DOF is very impressive. TFS and happy new year,
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2005-12-30 23:57
nice shot...her optimism clearly glows from the smile and though there is is a bit shadow on the face it is still a nice portrait of her. I like the vibrant colors and blurred background. Thanks for sharing and happy new year,
alimo3 (6854) 2006-01-02 16:32
Et très bonne année 2006 pleine de voyages et de photos .
Ton image démarre sous le signe de la beauté et du charme.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-21
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama Circular Polarizer 77 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 19 DAYS TO DISCOVER BRAZIL
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-30 6:24
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