Brazil: The same old story

At the first sight it looks just like the Trinity College Library in Dublin (see the photos here), but it’s not. This one is much smaller, less pretentious, but yet very photogenic. It is located in the Historic Museum of Campos dos Goytacazes, a town located on the north of the Rio de Janeiro State (Brazil), and where I was happily raised.

Brazilians in general don’t care too much about old things – museums are usually empty, libraries are abandoned and old buildings are easily replaced for skyscrapers. So I must say I felt extremely happy inside when I saw that this recently renovated museum was full of precious stuff and so well taken care.

9 thoughts on “Brazil: The same old story

  1. Stunning, stunning shots!! India is the same with regard to respect for historical monuments. I am so glad this one survived.

    1. Indeed, Madhu. That’s why I think Europe is so captivating. They manage to maintain every single historic detail – it’s part of people’s culture. Thank you for your comment!

  2. Beautiful images… brilliant use of light and DOF 🙂

    I totally agree with Madhu’s point, we could see a total disrespect towards the historical monumnets and art works in India too.

    Most of the modern buildings lack the beauty and individuality of these old structures, I really adore them 🙂

    1. Hi Sreejith! In Brazil it happens the same. We have such beautiful pieces of history, but it’s so common to see them being put down to give space for a new and unsightly thing. A real pity!
      Thank you for your visit and lovely comment!

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