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photoblog image OuroPreto, Brazil

OuroPreto, Brazil

 

You can see how tourism has replaced gold mining as the source of the city's wealth. Scanned slide from 1979.

 

OuroPreto, Brazil

 

You can see how tourism has replaced gold mining as the source of the city's wealth. Scanned slide from 1979.

 

comments (9)

It looks like aluminum!
Tom Wilson: I see what you mean, Elizabeth - that's the simulation effect from BWStyler smile
  • Martine
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2016, 04:16
Très jolie photo d'antan.
Tom Wilson: Oui, tres jolie, je crois - merci, Martine.
  • Ray
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2016, 04:20
The people, and their cars, are even more interesting than the buildings, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Not for me, Ray smile But I'm glad you find them so.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 26 Feb 2016, 06:03
I expect it is twice as busy now, Tom
Tom Wilson: Easily, I imagine, Lisl.
Definitely end of 70's when looking at the cars...Lovely presentation Tom!
Tom Wilson: The old VW Beetle seems to be popular!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2016, 07:20
A grand looking place Tom. Tourism must be one of the greatest global industries
Tom Wilson: I'd never heard of the place before my colleagues at Belo Horizonte took me there!
Your framing device reminds us that the rectangular image is an artificial idea of how we actually see, and how the world is actually around us Tom. It is also pleasing because we can catch a glimpse of what is beyond the bounds of a Norma postcard type image, even though here it is an illusion for the bounds could have be placed anywhere.
Tom Wilson: Interesting point, Chad - I guess we'll never have photography that produces what the human eye really sees.
Very attractive presentation today, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2016, 10:58
1979 is about the end of the hippie 'tourist' era. In the mean time these tourists have grown up, participated in the economy they so despised and could start affording to bring there families to places they have missed. Ten, fifteen years ago I was thinking (when I saw some captain of industry doing his/her thing) where exactly was this person during that era.

I have come to realise that old slides make great picture. You don't even have to give it a 'looking old' treatment.
Tom Wilson: The trick is to find slides that are not so far gone as to be useless! I switched later to using prints, and they seem to have survived much better.

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