Friday, June 6, 2008

Ouro Preto





The scene in Ouro Preto, an old gold mining town in rural Minas Gerais, where the fabulous wealth of the mines was invested in the town's 23 churches. The place has the look and feel of an Italian or Portuguese hill town, only bigger. The city once had a population of 120,000 - though the number has dwindled to around 60,000 today.

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