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Brazil, November 2012

Boa Vista, Roraima, north Brazil

Boa Vista lies 220 km (136 miles) from Brazil’s northern border with Venezuela. Roads connect with the cities of Lethem, Guyana and Santa Elena de Uairén, Venezuela.

20th November

Tony standing in a square in front of the Church of Our Lady of Carmo. The church was constructed in 1909 replacing a small chapel built for Franciscan missionaries in 1892.Tony standing in a square in front of the Church of Our Lady of Carmo. The church was constructed in 1909 replacing a small chapel built for Franciscan missionaries in 1892.

Tony standing in front of the main door into the yellow and red coloured Church of Our Lady of Carmo.Tony standing in front of the main door into the yellow and red coloured Church of Our Lady of Carmo.

View across the wide Rio Branco (River Branco).View across the wide Rio Branco (River Branco).

Monument of the Pioneers. This 15-metre wide concrete relief sculpture by Luíz Canará is dedicated to the pioneers who helped to develop the city and the region. Depictions include early pioneers in a canoe and one on horseback, as well as a Yanomami Indian chief.Monument of the Pioneers. This 15-metre wide concrete relief sculpture by Luíz Canará is dedicated to the pioneers who helped to develop the city and the region. Depictions include early pioneers in a canoe and one on horseback, as well as a Yanomami Indian chief.

The waterfront area and the river beyond.The waterfront area and the river beyond.

Statue of a gold prospector in the main square. Tony in front.Statue of a gold prospector in the main square. Tony in front.

In front of the governor's palace (Palácio Senador Hélio Campos).In front of the governor’s palace (Palácio Senador Hélio Campos).

A small statue of a lady holding a bowl and basket in the back garden of the governor's palace.A small statue of a lady holding a bowl and basket in the back garden of the governor’s palace.

Tony by a small monument with an eagle on top at the governor's palace.Tony by a small monument with an eagle on top at the governor’s palace.

Tony standing under the shade of a tree near the governor's palace.Tony standing under the shade of a tree near the governor’s palace.