and explore my site to discover the history, the geography, the
the music, the cinema of Brazil, as well as one of its best kept
-- the wonderful 18th-century towns with their baroque art and
of these wonderful historic towns are in the southeastern state of
Gerais. Chief among them is Ouro Preto, now a UNESCO World Heritage
This picturesque town, nestled in the mountains, seems frozen in
In Ouro Preto you will find many of the masterpieces of Aleijadinho
[the Little Cripple, in Portuguese]. He is Brazil's
greatest 18th-century baroque artist and architect -- and nowadays a
veritable Brazilian icon.
this site you will also find dozens of links to other highly
websites devoted to Brazil and its culture. Also, you'll find
dozens of the pictures I took of the colonial towns of Minas Gerais.
So, whether you are an
armchair traveller, or a prospective visitor to Brazil, or just
in learning about other cultures, here you will find a wealth of
information about the world's fifth largest country. Enjoy!