>You may remember this samba parade from my video a couple days ago.
Leaving the samba parade down below, I followed some locals and walked up the hill to the old section of town.
The old buildings of Salvador are amazing, and the old city is a Unesco world heritage sight. The once wealthy city and its grand old buildings almost lie in ruins. Once upon a time, this was the capital of Brazil and the hub of the sugar and slave trade.
This coconut shaped thing is really a phone booth.
This big hill in the old town is one of the most magnificent scenes. More photos of it are coming up.
I guess Salvador is famous for its samba, and percussion shops are common and sell all kinds of goodies.
I bought a rain stick, although not as giant as these ones.
And finally a view from the old hill – more to come in the next post.
I explore the backstreets of the old town.
These two ladies are in traditional dress.
Hides were drying in the sun to make drum heads.
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