I took these photos on a day trip to Salvador, Brazil in October 2009.
Wish ribbons that read Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia (Souvenir of Our Lord of the Good End in English) are tied around everything in Salvador. Bahians hand visitors a few as they de-board their plane just like Hawiians and their leis.
Wish ribbons tied to the fence in front of the church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, Brazil.
The nave at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, Brazil.
19th Century blue and white tiles imported from Portugal line the corridors at de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.
Plastic and wood body parts decorate The Room of Miracles at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, Brazil. Written testimonials of prayers-come-true paper the walls.
The wood ceiling of Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, Brazil painted by Franco Velasco in 1820.
A passageway next to the nave at Nossa Senhor do Bomfim in Salvador, Brazil. The walls are covered in blue and white tiles imported from Portugal in 1873.
Forte de Nossa Senhora de Monte Serrat
The Old Estádio Octávio Mangabeira football stadium in Salvador, Brazil is due to be demolished and rebuilt for the World Cup in 2014.