Well, I'm taking you on a virtual trip to Brazil again today! This vintage postcard of Recife, Brazil is a far cry from the somewhat sad scene of today’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt (shown at the bottom of this post).
It does, however, show a woman near a body of water. But that is where the similarity ends. This postcard is part of my Grandpa Debs Webster’s collection of vintage postcards.
|Recife, Brazil Vintage Postcard|
|Back of Recife, Brazil Vintage Postcard|
In case you are wondering just where Recife is located within Brazil, here's a map ~
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According to Wikipedia.org,
Recife (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁeˈsifi] ( listen), Reef) is the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 3,743,854 inhabitants, the largest metropolitan area of the North/Northeast Regions, the 5th-largest metropolitan influence area in Brazil, and the capital and largest city of the state of Pernambuco. The population of the city proper was 1.555.039 in 2012.And now...sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights of Recife, Brazil.
Recife is located where the Beberibe River meets the Capibaribe River to flow into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a major port on the Atlantic Ocean. Its name is an allusion to the coral reefs that are present by the city's shores. The many rivers, small islands and over 50 bridges found in Recife city center characterize its geography and gives it the moniker of the "Brazilian Venice."
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