Photos from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (including Carnival)

Carnaval in Pelourinho
A not tiny selection of photos I took while visiting Salvador, Bahia, Brazil during Carnival. Even after deleting a bunch I still have over 500 photos that I took during 10 days in Salvador (over 1,500 taken during 3 weeks in Brazil). I paired it down to about 80 (not counting Instagram photos) that I'll be posting in my Brazil album on Flickr. And here are just over 40 of those. Yes, a ridiculous amount for a blog post. But uh... yeah... I don't have any excuse except that I'm not that great at making selections. 

Pelegrino ad and woman with clown's hair

If you'd like to see the movement and sound of Carnival and life in Salvador, please check out my 1-minute video: Carnaval (Carnival) in Salvador - In A Brazil Minute (Week 149). There will soon also be an extended version of that video. 

Also I'll be publishing a video and a photo series with Brazilian street art soon. 

Last but not least you can also watch my two other short videos from Brazil (longer versions of those coming soon as well): 




Filhos de Gandhy in Pelourinho, Salvador

Watching the action in Pelourinho, Salvador

Carnival in Pelourinho, Salvador

Colorful houses in Pelourinho, Salvador

I <3 Salvador

Capoeira in Pelourinho, Salvador

If this wasn't Capoeira, this picture would be quite politically incorrect

The colors of Pelourinho, Salvador

Samba dancers during carnival in Pelourinho, Salvador

Vibrant dancers during carnival in Pelourinho, Salvador

Carnival beer vendors in front of Farol da Barra (lighthouse) in Barra, Salvador

Filhos de Gandhy Carnival truck
Salvador, Brazil

Policia Militar were everywhere in Barra during Carnival
Salvador, Brazil

Filhos and Filha de Gandhy on Barra Carnival Circuit
Salvador, Brazil

Singing on a Trio Elétrico (Carnival truck)

Filha de Gandhy dancers on Barra Carnival Circuit
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

 
Monkey seller photographs


Balloons, police stand and 4 for 5 piriguete (slutty girl or small beer)
Carnival in Barra, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Elevador Lacerda - Elevator from Cidade Baixa (the Lower City) up to Pelourinho
Salvador, Brazil

Comércio neighborhood overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Salvador, Brazil

Abandoned building in Cidade Baixa, Salvador

Boats and a water fort in Salvador, Bahia

Revitalization in Salvador, Bahia

Street Art in Comércio, Salvador

Praia Porto da Barra (Barra Harbor Beach) and Forte Santa Maria
Salvador, Brazil

Praia Porto da Barra (Barra Harbor Beach)
Salvador, Brazil

Kiddie pool on the beach in Barra, Salvador

Farol da Barra - Lighthouse in Barra, Salvador


Forte Santa Maria in Barra, Salvador looks like a ship.


Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Salvador, Brazil

Wishing bands outside Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
Salvador, Brazil


Orishá or Orixás (deities of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomble) statues on the lake Dique do Tororo in Salvador, Brazil

Common Salvador sight: pedestrian bridge crossing street

Metal street art

Pirate flag in Stella Mares, Salvador
Pirate beach bar in Stella Mares, Salvador

Pirataria on Stella Mares Beach
Salvador, Brazil

The boy looking at Mason taking a picture of me taking a picture of the boy.


Chilling in Stella Mares as a getaway from Carnival


Queijo de Coalho - Brazilian cheese on a stick with spices and syrup... Yum!


A most magical moment in Stella Mares, Salvador

If you'd like to see the movement and sound of Carnival and life in Salvador, please check out my 1-minute video: Carnaval (Carnival) in Salvador - In A Brazil Minute (Week 149). There will soon also be an extended version of that video.

If you'd like to still see more of my Brazil photos (from Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande and Paraty) take a look at my Brazil 2013 album on Flickr.