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A bride poses for pre-nuptual photos near the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, or Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, in Ouro Prêto, Brazil. Ouro Prêto boasts 19 churches from the Baroque and Rococco schools. Brazil's interior state of Minas Gerais, once a colonial mining capitol for the Portuguese crown, has changed little in appearance since the 18th century. With the help of laws to preserve its baroque architecture, the state's sky is scraped at every turn by 250-year-old church steeples, and lined with cobblestones. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
A bride poses for pre-nuptual photos near the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, or Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, in Ouro Prêto, Brazil. Ouro Prêto boasts 19 churches from the Baroque and Rococco schools. Brazil's interior state of Minas Gerais, once a colonial mining capitol for the Portuguese crown, has changed little in appearance since the 18th century. With the help of laws to preserve its baroque architecture, the state's sky is scraped at every...
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