Paulo Afonso 1972, View Upriver to Bat Caves

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Cinza on July 8, 2010

Exact location for this telephoto shot is difficult to find in what is an apparently changed face of the dam from almost forty years ago. At the time there were no real "tourist" facilities in the area, no organized, regular cruises. There was a newly built place for visitors with very interesting walls and counters decorated in wood with the bark remaining with a part of a wall seen in Paulo Afonso 1972, Visitor Area Decoration. The main construction was with whole logs. The caves, known for the bats, may be seen in a more current photo by eduardo cruz. There seems to be more vegetation on the canyon walls and rim probably due to the moisture changes brought about by the now several dams in the area.

Leandro Durães on September 8, 2010

hi Cinza! nice shot! Really is very dificult to travel to this place... This is Sao Francisco River. If you come here in Brazil in future try to travel where this river begin and it find the ocean too! Are very beautiful landscapes!!! I know this places and recomend it! There are more turist informations and places to stay... Greetings from Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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