Porto De Galinhas, Brasil
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Porto de Galinhas (Port of Chickens) is a beautiful beach town in Brazil on the Atlantic ...so, why would I choose to make a photo of a finished meal, empty glasses and Real (Brazilian Dollars)? You look and say.. "what was there....?"
.....a finished meal and all was good but there is more ...Brazil used slaves from Africa for harvesting sugar and later for mining gold. By the middle of the 19th century when coffee consumption became popular to the world, slave trafficking had been prohibited.
During that period, smuggling became a constant in the ports of Brazil to supply the labor needs of the coffee plantation owners. Boats with slaves continued to clandestinely arrive from Africa and one of the drop-off points was the beach on the Atlantic where Porto de Galinhas now sits. When plantation owners heard that a shipment of “Chickens from Angola” had arrived, that was the code that a slave ship had docked. Even once the unofficial slave trade was finally abolished, the name stuck and the town came to be officially known as Porto de Galinhas (Port of Chickens)
A beautiful town but, the remnants of the lives that came through here still linger
Also by Henry Bowman
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