Minas Gerais

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The parish church of Santo Antonio (circumflex over the o in Antonio) stands atop a hill in Tiradents, Brazil. The facade of the church features a relief by Brazil's baroque master sculptor and architect Antonio (circumlex over the o) Francisco Lisboa, also known as "Aleijadinho," (cq) or the little cripple, because of a severe case of leprosy. Brazil's interior state of Minas Gerais, once a colonial mining capitol for teh 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)
The parish church of Santo Antonio (circumflex over the o in Antonio) stands atop a hill in Tiradents, Brazil. The facade of the church features a relief by Brazil's baroque master sculptor and architect Antonio (circumlex over the o) Francisco Lisboa, also known as "Aleijadinho," (cq) or the little cripple, because of a severe case of leprosy. Brazil's interior state of Minas Gerais, once a colonial mining capitol for teh Portuguese crown, has changed little in appearance since the...
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