Church of St Joseph

Brazil - Church of St Joseph

 

Igreja Matriz de Sao Jose
Distrito de Sao Jose das Tres Ilhas Belmiro Braga

Church of Sao Jose (St Joseph)
Sao Jose district of Tres Islands Belmiro Braga

Brazil - Church of St Joseph stamps

Pedra Furada

Brazil - Pedra Furada

Pedra Furada

Brazil - Pedra Furada stamps

Itapuã Lighthouse

Brazil - Lighthouse de Itapua

Itapuã (Itapoã)Date unknown (station established 1873). Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); white flash every 6 s. 21 m (69 ft) round tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a concrete base and connected to shore by an arched concrete bridge. Lighthouse painted with red and white horizontal bands; lantern and gallery are red. Daniela Gama’s photo is at right, Dôra Araújo has a good photo, Luiz Augusto Pizzato has a good photo, another photo is available, Wikimedia has photos, and Google has a satellite view. Note: there is another Farol Itapuã in Rio Grande do Sul (seeSouthern Brazil). Located at the surf line on the beach at Ponta Itapuã, about 20 km (13 mi) east northeast of the Farol de Barra (next entry). Site open, tower closed. ARLHS BRA-058; Admiralty G0238; NGA 18024. -The Lighthouse Directory

 

Chapel of Our Lord of the Good Jesus Matozinhos Serro

Brazil - Chapel of Our Lord of the Good Jesus Matozinhos Serro

Chapel of Our Lord of the Good Jesus Matozinhos Serro

Brazil - Chapel of Our Lord of the Good Jesus Matozinhos Serro stamps

Barra’s Lighthouse – Santo Antonia da Barra

Brazil - Barra's Lighthouse

 

Barra’s Lighthouse – Farol da Barra
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

 Santo Antônio da Barra (“Farol da Barra”)1839. Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); white light on 5 s, off 5 s, except every third showing is red rather than white. 22 m (72 ft) round tapered tower with lantern and gallery, painted with black and white horizontal bands. The lighthouse is built atop the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra, a historic fortification dating from the sixteenth century. Albert Cesario’s photo is at the top of this page, a fine 2007 photo and a 2008 closeup are available, a page for the lighthouse has many photos, Wikimedia has many photos, Trabas has a closeup by Thomas Philipp, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a good satellite view. A light was displayed from the fort as early as 1698, leading to a claim that this is the oldest light station in the Americas (there are other claimants). One of Brazil’s best known lighthouses and one of Bahia’s best known attractions. In 1998 the fort and lighthouse were restored and converted to a maritime museum, the Museu Náutico da Bahia; there is also a coffee shop. Located on the Ponta de Santo Antônio marking the northern entrance to the Bahia Todos os Santos, the harbor of Salvador, Bahia’s state capital and Brazil’s colonial capital. Site open; museum open Sundays; in 2011 the tower was also opened to visitors. ARLHS BRA-096; Admiralty G0242; NGA 18028. -Lighthouse Directory

Theatro Pedro II

Brazil - Theatre Pedro II

 

Theatro Pedro II
Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Website 

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Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Serro

Brazil - Chapel of Our Lady of Carmo

 

Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Serro
Capela de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Serro

Brazil - Chapel of Our Lady of Carmo stamps

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