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The 'River of Fish', Paraty is a picturesque little town on Brazil's Costa Verde, known for its cobblestone pavements and colourful dwellings. Founded by Portuguese colonists in 1667, has barely changed in centuries, with a paved road to the town only coming in the early 1970s. It became an export town for the world's richest goldmines in 1696 and has experienced periodic economic revivals through trade in coffee, fish and more recently, cachaca (pronounced ka-sha-sa), a sweet spirit derived from sugar cane.Walking around the cobblestone streets it is easy to become lost; the town was deliberately designed like a maze in order to make it seem bigger. But there were plenty of quaint shops and colourful buildings to take in on the stroll, many of them beautifully reflected in the puddles of water. Outside Paraty, we had tremendous fun sliding down wet rocks into a waiting pool, as well as enjoying a massage under small waterfalls. We had time to visit a small distillery where cachaca was made, and after a quick swim at the beach we hiked up into the overlooking hills and found Pedra Que Engole - the Rock That Swallows - and promptly disappeared through it. All the images were taken with the EM-5 and Olympus 12-40mm F/2.8. 

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The 'River of Fish', Paraty is a picturesque little town on Brazil's Costa Verde, known for its cobblestone pavements and colourful dwellings. Founded by Portuguese colonists in 1667, has barely changed in centuries, with a paved road to the town only coming in the early 1970s. It became an export town for the world's richest goldmines in 1696 and has experienced periodic economic revivals through trade in coffee, fish and more recently, cachaca (pronounced ka-sha-sa), a sweet spirit derived from sugar cane.

Walking around the cobblestone streets it is easy to become lost; the town was deliberately designed like a maze in order to make it seem bigger. But there were plenty of quaint shops and colourful buildings to take in on the stroll, many of them beautifully reflected in the puddles of water. 

Outside Paraty, we had tremendous fun sliding down wet rocks into a waiting pool, as well as enjoying a massage under small waterfalls. We had time to visit a small distillery where cachaca was made, and after a quick swim at the beach we hiked up into the overlooking hills and found Pedra Que Engole - the Rock That Swallows - and promptly disappeared through it. 

All the images were taken with the EM-5 and Olympus 12-40mm F/2.8. 
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Inside Igreja Matriz da Nossa Senhora dos Remédios.
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Inside Igreja Matriz da Nossa Senhora dos Remédios.

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Reflection of Capela de Nossa Senhora das Dores.
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Reflection of Capela de Nossa Senhora das Dores.

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Capela de Santa Rita.
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Capela de Santa Rita.

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Distillery.
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Distillery.

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Different flavours of Cachaca.
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Different flavours of Cachaca.

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Alpha Whiskey enjoys a waterfall massage.
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Alpha Whiskey enjoys a waterfall massage.

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Alpha Whiskey disappears down Pedra Que Engole. 
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Alpha Whiskey disappears down Pedra Que Engole. 

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The flag of Paraty.
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The flag of Paraty.

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SabrinaApr 7, 2015 07:05 AM

These photos really give a nice sense of the place. I love all of the reflection shots especially.

Alpha Whiskey PhotographyApr 7, 2015 07:51 AM

Thanks Sabrina! :)

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