"OURO PRETO" Ouro Prêto by pepples46
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the wealth of the region filtered through and beautiful baroque Churches and Houses where build..18th century, starting the brazilian culture.
Ouro Preto also played a great roll in the brazilian Freedom Movement under Tiradentes ( the tooth puller ), a Man who later would be executed in Ouro Preto
Today, Ouro Preto has been declared by the UNESCO as World Heritage.
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born in Vila Rica 1730 as Antonio Francisco Lisboa, to a white portugues father and black slave woman. the father sold his own son to a neighbour.
Aleijadino, as he would be later known, the Cripple..became the famous son of Ouro Preto and the whole of Brasil.
His work can be found all over the Town and the Region as well.
At the age of 47 he suffered a disease which crippled his hands and feet. he could not walk, he was carried to his workplace, his sculpterer tools where fasten with lashes to his hands and he created his most beautiful work..the 12 apostles...it is said, one of them,resemblence his face
still, the cobblestones are hart on your feet, actually punishing.. a price you have to pay while discovering Ouro Pretos treasures
- In a nutshell:stepping back in time, when imagination and skills beaten the odds
unbelievable and enourmes wealth has always been displayed in Brasil's churches, quite mind boggeling actually, where... more travel advice
of the Portal of the Church..the Stone work is just amazing..created by Aleijadinho, taking in consideration under the... more travel advice
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