Monday, October 31, 2005

Why all the chickens?

This last round of pics - from the Get Ready post to here and beyond - are from Porto de Galinhas, or the chicken harbor, a beach town named for the boats used in the Brazilian slave trade that also doubled as floating chicken warehouses in the African export of poultry from Angola. I’m going to have to get my story straight, but it sounds like Princess Isabella outlawed the slave trade in the late 1800s, but the practice continued as a smuggling operation—the kidnapped Africans hidden in the boats among the chickens so as not to be detected. It sounds brutal and hard to forget—impossible to forget when a city is branded with a memorial like that. Maybe the U.S. should do something similar.

1 comment:

cvo said...

no dude, don't make this the last round of pics, through some more up.

you got the tech,

set us up dude, this is great.