I’ve always had a thing for grand old places that seem to be falling apart. Salvador da Bahia is one of those cities where you can’t stop taking your camera out of the bag, particularly the old part of town called the Pelourinho. It reminds me of two other cities that I love: La Havana and Napoli.
This is a very amateur photo essay from our recent family trip, together with a few tips that I collected here and there.
I wrote earlier about our vacation in Trancoso, situated in the far south of the state of Bahia. Salvador is a wonderful alternative (or addition) to Rio on the way to Trancoso. I’d suggest 2-3 nights, it’s by the sea with plenty to do to please the children.
The city hosted the world cup so it got a bit of a facelift, but its faded colors, glories of the part and colonial architecture are still there to enjoy.