Brazil-Ouro Preto - jsnyder42
Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis--one of South America's most representative Rococo buildings.  Statues in the building were carved by Aleijadinho (1738-1815) meaning "Little Cripple."  The famed sculptor had leprosy and mid-way through his career he could no longer walk and had completely lost the use of his hands--students carried him up hills and strapped hammers and chisels to his arms.

Igreja de Sao Francisco de Assis--one of South America's most representative Rococo buildings. Statues in the building were carved by Aleijadinho (1738-1815) meaning "Little Cripple." The famed sculptor had leprosy and mid-way through his career he could no longer walk and had completely lost the use of his hands--students carried him up hills and strapped hammers and chisels to his arms.

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