Photographer's Note

Founded in 1535, Olinda was the capital of the hereditary captaincy of Pernambuco and the richest city of the country between the 16th century and the first decades of the 17th century. Then, the area around Olinda and Recife was occupied by the Dutch who gained access to the Portuguese sugarcane plantations. After the Dutch invasion, and after being burned by these invaders, Olinda declined in importance and Recife became the capital of Pernambuco in 1827.

The town was built on a hill for practical purposes (sewers) and to make it easier to defend. From the highest point of the city, called Alto da Sé, this photo was taken, showing the Carmo Church near the beautiful sea of this part of Brazil.

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