Stone paved street in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    Diamantina (Adamantine), a Brazilian city in the state of Minas Gerais with an estimated population in 2006 of 44,746 in a total area of 3,870 km², was one of the delightful surprises we encountered during our 4000 km drive through the interior of Brazil.

    Diamantina is a unique and well preserved colonial city built during the early 18th century. As its name suggests, Diamantina was a center of diamond mining in the 18th and 19th centuries in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Located far north of the other colonial towns of Minas Gerais and Brazil, Diamantina is dramatically set amongst the beautiful and mountainous landscape of the Serra do Espinhaço. Since it is tucked away in the hills, it is relatively untouched by tourism, making it mysterious and charming.

    Diamantina is known for its exceptional Brazilian baroque architecture, stone paved roads and churches. In 1999 it was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thanks so much for stopping by.

    Toni_V, Akbar Simonse, *Early Riser*, and 61 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. AcombDave 39 months ago | reply

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    2. glidblue 39 months ago | reply

      Beautiful tones! Nice perspective!

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    6. SJKen 39 months ago | reply

      So historical & classic stone pave. Nice color transformation capture.

    7. g567hey [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

      super schön, fantastisch

    8. OctavioBJ 39 months ago | reply

      Hermosa profundidad y texturas.

    9. ~suchitra~ 39 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photography, Excellent series!! Great collections in your stream!!

    10. Fu-yi 39 months ago | reply

      Good composition! Excellent photo!!!
      please if you have time look at my photos.

      Have a wonderful day.
      Fu-yi compliments

    11. Leon&friends [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

      fantastica foto !!!! bravaaaa Peggy !!!!
      leon

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    13. sugarbear1956 39 months ago | reply

      great capture, Peggy! I have a brilliant quartz crytal that came from this area of Brazil ;0

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    14. wellness1heather 39 months ago | reply

      Wow, Sis, I love the colors and shapes in this shot, really beautiful.

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    16. J.B.C. 39 months ago | reply

      preciosas

    17. Guylaine Begin 39 months ago | reply


      I saw this in the 50+ Faves group and Faved it.

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