Olá a todos,
Esse post é uma promessa que fiz ao pessoal que trabalhou comigo na Alemanha, portanto será em inglês. Enjoy it!
As I promised to my colleagues at Daimler in Germany there are some photos from my hometown: Vitória. Vitória in a direct translation to english is Victory, it is the capital of Espírito Santo (Holy Spirit) a state above Rio de Janeiro and bellow Bahia. No much more to say, let’s go to the photos!
Vitória is like an island, so there are some bridges that connect it with the country. One of them (most important) is the Terceira Ponte (Third Bridge) which connects Vitória with Vila Velha (Old Town). From this view you can see the bridge and two mountains, Morro do Moreno (left) and Morro do Convento da Penha (right).
Walking a little bit further you can see the entrance of the bay. Down there, close to the mountains is the Port of Vitória, which is very close to the city center. Vitória and Vila Velha are very old because they were discovered in 1535, Brazil was discovered in 1500.
We can go to other place and check more of Vitória, for example the Praia do Canto. This view is from the Ilha do Boi (Island of the Ox or Bull). This beach you’re seeing is not completely natural, because it was made in the past with sand transported to there.
From Ilha do Boi you can see the Ilha do Frade (Island of the Friar or Monk) and far away in the horizon you can see the Beach of Camburi and on the right the facilities of Vale and Arcelor-Mittal (the structures that you can check are the two bigger blast furnaces from Arcelor-Mittal).
Vitória is not a big city and you can check that by one of the most important avenues of de city, the avenue of Nossa Senhora da Penha. Nossa Senhora is the Holy Mother of Christ and “da Penha” means “of the Stone”, because was on that mountain that they found the Holy Mother. Up there you can see a white church / convent, the Convento da Penha.
Ok, going away of Vitória to Vila Velha you can find neighborhoods like Ponta da Fruta, where people live very close to the beach and there isn’t so many people around (like this beach in front of my brother’s house).
Of course that here is more like a small town. The streets are with sand and the houses are more simple than in Praia do Canto, for example.
By the end of the day I was coming back from Ponta da Fruta going around Vila Velha and could check this end of the day, very colorful. You can see in the horizon a lot of ships, waiting to go to the port. When I was an adolescent I spent a lot of time in this particular spot, going to this beach almost every day. ^^
In the other day I was up at the Convento da Penha, to take more photos from the city. Here you can see again the Third Bridge and see more of the beauty of our nature.
In the other side you can see Vila Velha. In the right side of this photo, more up in the city you can see a yellow building / structure: it is the factory of chocolate Garoto (kid, or “kinder”). Their chocolate is very good. o/
Click on this panorama to see a little bit more of the connection between Vila Velha and Vitória, with the Morro do Moreno in front of you.
The Convento da Penha is a small church / convent, but it is very nice. The Nossa Senhora da Penha is the “mother” of our state, which is very catholic. Also this convent is very old and it was founded in 1558.
As I was there in easter you can see a lot of cars and the nice chaplet between the coconut tree. This is the Convento da Penha in a more close view.
That is it! This was Vitória, my hometown that I told you so much during my stay in Germany. As I promised I’m also preparing a post about São Paulo, the place where I live today.
Cheers! See ya around!