Canoa Quebrada (CE)
Once a simple village of fishermen, now one of the most beloved beach locations in Brazil, about 165 km east of Fortaleza. One man – Francisco José do Nascimento – was born here, whose refusal to participate in slave transport gave him the nickname “Dragão do Mar”, Sea Dragon. It was not until the seventies of the past century when the small village was discovered by hippies, and not much later by European (most French) film makers. The film crew made long hours at day, and enjoyed themselves when participating the nightlife. The stars in the moonlight, that is one explanation for the crescent moon and the star as symbol of Canoa Quebrada. Another version might be more logical that one of the crew members was from Morocco, and that he had to pray for forgiveness to Allah after he joined the parties. He ordered to engrave the crescent moon and star, symbols of the Islam, on the cliffs.
The original picture was taken in January 2008.
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