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Hope you enjoyed your time there. This used to be the best of the type in the city. A lot of "by the kilo" places have opened. Many are out in the "suburbs" and the last one I went to looked "fancy" but the food was very disappointing. This one was always expensive but the food was excellent. Of course you have been in the south where this style is native. Seafood was traditional on the coast, though this photo is in a place you probably also saw and is tourist oriented. Inland Alagoas is more like this or this and both of those are more for the visitor or locals dining out on an occasion. Decades ago when all the family was alive noon tables could rival some of those. When I first went there were always several meat/fish/chicken dishes, usually two types of beans and several other dishes such as one finds at the salad bars in these places. In the evening it was just soup, great soup, made from noon's leftovers. Simpler now, but still very good.

Like (1) - fascinating picture, well done!, kind regards - P i e r

excelente saludos desde Maracaibo Venezuela

interessante Formation...


wird da getaucht?

durchaus denkbar. Ich habe Yachten und dergleichen in der Gegend gesehen.

man gönnt sich ja sonst nichts...

Das hab ich vor Ort gar nicht bemerkt.

ich auch nicht. Man ist auch, wenn man knipst, wahrlich mit anderem beschaeftigt, als mit gucken. Darum knipst man ja, um dann ebend zu spaeterem opportunerem Zeitpunkte zu Hause in Ruhe sehen zu koennen, was man eigentlich gesehen hat. :-)

I have to ask you, how did you get to the island?

hi, several times with my cargo ships, when en route from Australia to the Panama Canal :-)

So close! I hope it is still there. It is one of the "classics" in the city.

Jangadas have gone from the old traditional working fishing raft, a thing of legend in the Northeast, to a plywood over Styrofoam thing largely for tourist. Here is some of the transition in 1986. In 2007 I made a point in trying to find one, just one, somewhere even as a memorial. Not a sign. Not a trace except in models (I have a beautiful one). Two things killed the tradition. Government funding for safer fishing boats, the jangadas went far at sea (seen sometimes more than 100 miles, 160km) from shore and the vanished jangadeiro is legend. Orson Welles did a movie, still available as Four Men on a Raft of some sailing in protest from Natal to Rio. The other was near extinction and protection of the special trees that provided the logs for the traditional jangada. The last one I saw, the last one since the 1980s that I remember seeing, is in the Mariner's Museum as an exhibit. They became before I became a digital photographer with the idea of documenting them down to the smallest construction and knot detail. I have not forgotten them.

Malting Barley!

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