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Sal Rei (I have seen it translated as Royal Salt or Salt King) is the capital town of the island of Boa Vista. The name comes of course from salt which once made this island very important, sadly the pirates didn't allow Boa Vista to prosper.

To be honest, if you are into architecture, there is not too much to see on this island. The most interesting are probably two lovely churches, one in Sal Rei (Igreja São Isabel, in this picture) and one in Rabil (Igreja de São Roque). The latter I have passed by but didn't have a chance to take a picture of it because I was driving a quad in a larger group of quads... The quad tour of the north of the island started in Sal Rei so I had some extra time to explore the area around the main street. Igreja São Isabel (in this photo) faces a lovely town square but it was fenced off for construction. I didn't have a chance for a foreground. There was a taxi passing by but I didn't catch it sharp enough. Nobody really walked around the town, well to be fair it was the Easter Sunday. In the end I mixed up some of the camera settings, my camera has a touchscreen which too often changes settings when I touch it accidently. In the result I recorded this photo underexposed by three stops. Luckily, I managed to get something out of it working hard on the raw file.

I mentioned there is not too much of the architecture on Boa Vista but I really loved this island and my impressions were all positive both in regard to the beauty of this place (I love deserts) and the kindness of the local people.

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