20090331 Salvador de Bahai

Walking tour of Salvador de Bahai, then some swimming.


Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
A terrible picture, except for....this looks like a town from Europe! Given the history here, yes, it's a town from Europe. The Spanish (I think) were the first to settle here.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Limpo's place. The email on the door is (close to) limpotu@hotmail.com. Spotlights on the balcony are for lighting the church across the street.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105.0 mm; 1/2000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
This photo grew on me. Peeking around a building, we see one of the main squares in Salvador. The blue building was (I think) an original government building.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 75.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Side street, Salvador.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 58.0 mm; 1/1600 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Shops along a plaza in Salvador.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 58.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
One of many vendors showing painted boards.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 55.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Same vendor, different boards.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/2000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
The . The church doesn't allow photography (but does allow video); the linked Wikipedia page has some photos of the gold-covered inside.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 17.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100
Broken cross near the elevator to the market.



"Downtown" Salvador. This was taken from next to the "broken cross" above. The modern-ish looking structure on the left is an elevator.





Fake-model tilt-shift panoramic of downtoan Salvador.



Fake-model tilt-shift panoramic of downtoan Salvador. The "fake-model" isn't as apparent here, due to the focus being adjusted to near infinity.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
There is a lot of begging and street vending in Salvador. The bottle next to the kid is, fortunately, a water bottle. Unfortunately, it is empty. (Much to my displeasure, the camera focused on the stupid umbrella.)



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 82.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
There are also a lot of touristy shops.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 40.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
More painted boards. I call this "Painted Boards #3".



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 58.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Musical instruments (tourist version). Compare against the previous.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 75.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Sandals. They're held onto the pegboard by a nail driven into the heel.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 28.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
The main square in Salvador. Behind is the yellow and blue building.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105.0 mm; 1/1600 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Just because the last three interesting people to walk up/down this hill were impossible to photograph, I took this one. It barely works. the other.endpicture .picture="IMG_3368.5.JPG" Salvador de Bahai.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 85.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 73.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
On the walk back from the historic center (to the hotel in the historic center) we got off the main road and walked down "Textile Lane". Shop after shop selling fabric.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Salvador is rather beat up. I'm sure it's a pretty city, it just looks run down and completely scary. There is, at least, a TON of history here.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/8 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
One of many photos I wish I spent more time with. This is an electical box for one of the old buildings. All sorts of strange boxes, most rusted. I opened the door (wood, no glass) but quickly closed it for fear something would jump out.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 4 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200
High end? Compare this (the pool at the hotel) against some of the city photos above.



Panoramic view of Salvador at night, looking towards the more modern section (I think).



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