Located at 1,200 meters of altitude in the interior of Brazil, Ouro Preto is a historical city that keeps the architectural set of the gold cycle, which lasted all the XVIII century. It was the capital of Minas Gerais. The main buildings in the central square are in this picture: the former governor's palace, on the left, the old chamber building and public jail in the center, and Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church, on the right, all from the 18th century. Even in summer (the photo is from January, full summer in the southern hemisphere), the day dawned with fog, due to the high altitude by Brazilian standards. This photo was used for the cover of my book "Depredated History", published by Editora Armada (São Paulo, 2017).
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