A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2006: Two towers
During our stay in Salvador, we stayed in a hostel – run by a Mexican – in Barra District. The hostel – pousada – was only two hundred meters away from Barra Beach. The pousada was quite simple and rather cheap. The Mexican was very hospitable; he even offered us a bottle of Mexican tequila at our final night there. He was a big fan of U2 and did not hesitate to play his favorite –pirate – DVD of the Irish rock band in Morumbi Stadium, São Paulo. Almost every morning, we could enjoy the loud rock sounds of Bono and his band. We often walked around in Barra, particularly along the beach. It was relatively safe, quiet and relaxing to walk there. Barra is known for the Farol (light tower), another landmark in Salvador. The light tower is located on a small peninsula. Unfortunately, the light tower was not open for visitors. At Pontal da Barra Beach, a telephone company had installed a telephone booth in the shape and color of the Farol.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014