Alejandinho and Ouro Preto

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March 10th 2008
Published: March 18th 2008
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Antonio Francisco Lisboa (Alejandinho) 1738-1814 (76) Son Portuguese master architect Manuel Francisco Lisboa and an un-named slave, architect, sculptor and cripple.

the hamlet sprawls on the hunchbacks of the hills,
the obedient pastoral flock go to the churches:
that of Camo - which is all of stone
the Mother Church - which is all of gold

There can be no one who doubts that Brazil today is the best and most useful conquest, both for the treasury as well as for the public god, from so many others on which the kingdom may count attending to the great amounts which leave these ports each year, which are "sure mines" and abundantly yielding

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18th March 2008

Great Shots
The Third to last picture is fantastic!!!

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