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Port city of Recife, Brazil: South America - Part 38

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Sugar warehousing at the dock in Recife
Sugar warehousing at the dock in Recife
Recife is called the Venice of Brazil for its many canals and waterways
Recife is called the Venice of Brazil for its many canals and waterways
Large and curious boab tree in Federal Square
Large and curious boab tree in Federal Square
The Palace of Government in Recife
The Palace of Government in Recife
Wonderful stained glass window inside the palace
Wonderful stained glass window inside the palace
Elegant fountain and palm trees in Federal Square
Elegant fountain and palm trees in Federal Square
Beautiful inlaid pavements around Federal Square
Beautiful inlaid pavements around Federal Square
Santo Antonio convent is one of Recife's gems
Santo Antonio convent is one of Recife's gems
The beautiful cloisters inside the convent
The beautiful cloisters inside the convent
On the cloister walls are wonderful Portuguese tiles
On the cloister walls are wonderful Portuguese tiles
The tiles tell all the well known Bible stories
The tiles tell all the well known Bible stories
Here we see  a wonderful tiled mural of Noah's Arc
Here we see a wonderful tiled mural of Noah's Arc
Noah's arc, in priceless antique Portuguese tiles
Noah's arc, in priceless antique Portuguese tiles
Chapel in Santo Antonio convent - alas no photos allowed in the golden chapel alongside
Chapel in Santo Antonio convent - alas no photos allowed in the golden chapel alongside
Bell tower in the Santo Antonio convent , Recife
Bell tower in the Santo Antonio convent , Recife
Street scene with heroic monument (not identified by our guide)
Street scene with heroic monument (not identified by our guide)
Inside the craft market - a former prison
Inside the craft market - a former prison
Each former cell is now a little shop
Each former cell is now a little shop
Some forner cells are left untouched in the Casa da Cultura
Some forner cells are left untouched in the Casa da Cultura
The upper galleries give an idea of the  size of the old prison
The upper galleries give an idea of the size of the old prison
Older buildings in downtown Recife
Older buildings in downtown Recife
Inside the pristine grounds of an old Dutch fort
Inside the pristine grounds of an old Dutch fort
Another view of the former fort's interior which now houses the museum
Another view of the former fort's interior which now houses the museum
Downtown residential buildings
Downtown residential buildings
New apartment buildings under construction
New apartment buildings under construction
Recife is building tall condos everywhere
Recife is building tall condos everywhere
Condos over looking popular Boa Viagem beach
Condos over looking popular Boa Viagem beach
More modern condos in the popular beach area
More modern condos in the popular beach area
Recife is proud of its many beach front condos. . .
Recife is proud of its many beach front condos. . .
Recife has some elegant older residential buildings
Recife has some elegant older residential buildings
More of the colonial period architecture in old Recife
More of the colonial period architecture in old Recife
We sail away from Recife as the sun sets and the moon rises
We sail away from Recife as the sun sets and the moon rises