Observer: Paulo Raymundo
Location: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Date: May 26, 1997 21:03 UT
Comet Hale-Bopp viewed from Castro Alves Square, place where Carnival takes place every February. Here the famous poet was buried in 1897, after a life of fight against the slavery. The comet is very faint, almost on the statue's hand. Venus is setting at the left of the public telephone booth (the one with a "berimbau" shape). 50mm lenses and Kodak Ektapress Plus 1600.
Copyright 1997 by P. M. Raymundo
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