PHOTO GALLERY: Salvador, Brazil

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)

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.

Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

Wish ribbons tied to the fence in front of the church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, Brazil.

Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

The nave at Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, Brazil.

Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

19th Century blue and white tiles imported from Portugal line the corridors at de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

Igreja 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.

Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

The wood ceiling of Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim in Salvador, Brazil painted by Franco Velasco in 1820.

Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim

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

Forte de Nossa Senhora de Monte Serrat

Old Estádio Octávio Mangabeira

The Old Estádio Octávio Mangabeira football stadium in Salvador, Brazil is due to be demolished and rebuilt for the World Cup in 2014.

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