Salvador, Brazil

It’s rare we feature other cities, let alone countries, in our continuing quest to showcase some of Los Amgeles’ most beautiful alleys. Recently, we ran Derek Bridges’ mysterious and alluring shot of a Michigan alley and, today, we are proud to show off Salvador, a Brazilian town on the eastern edge of South America’s largest country.

While Bridges’ portrait has little connection to L.A. – the picture wound up in our inbox and who are we to turn away beauty, Salvador’s connection to our fair city runs deep. Since 1962, Los Angeles and Salvador have been Sister Cities, a largely ceremonial bond that L.A. also shares with 24 other global metropolises, from Athens to Vancouver. See the list here.

But the real reason why Salvador is featured below, is because the photographer – who just happens to be the brother of your humble Los Angeles Alleys curator – returned from Brazil and brought back these brilliant shots:

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