The June festivals here in northeast Brazil bring out the creative and decorative aspects of the culture, more than any other event. Though they are sadly steeped in Catholic tradition, they are very colorful and festive–and I enjoy walking the streets this time of year.
There is one street in particular that I have always been fond of walking in June. It is one of the main streets in the nearby city of Barbalha.
Barbalha itself is filled with old buildings, and has an almost European, old-world feel. The June festivals really accentuate this mood. Yesterday I happened to be in Barbalha, and snapped these pictures of that street.
Enjoy.
Barbalha, São João
The Park
Barbalha, São João
Everything centers around the Church
Barbalha, CE
I am not sure what the story behind this guy is. He looks to me like a cross between a Knight Templar and a beekeeper. I asked a passerby to explain, but he was unable to do so.
Barbalha, CE
Old-world feel