Gunther Schumann says that street art (also in combination with comic art) is the method he uses to explore places. He always has a sketchbook with him because drawing helps block out other attractions, but ultimately, he needs space. He does not like to sit in front of small sheets. His street comic "Once upon a time in Salvador" starts like a fairy tale.
The historic outdoor elevator 'Elevador Lacerda' is one of the top attractions in Salvador da Bahia. It connects the upper and lower city and is regarded as the symbol of the metropolis. Opened in 1873, the famous lift was once the highest elevator in the world. One can enjoy a wonderful view of the Bay of All Saints from the top.
Salvador is renowned not only for its Portuguese colonial architecture, but also for its tropical coast. The city has an incredible 80 km of idyllic beaches. While the Atlantic waves attract numerous surfers, the protected Baía de Todos os Santos invites for a swim. Coconuts are sold at every corner!
Pineapple, mango or papaya: In Brazil, many tropical and subtropical fruits abound. In all sizes, shapes and colors, fragrances and flavors. The giant berry Graviola is particularly exotic. In German, it is called Stachelannone or Sauersack. The South American cherry: Acerola. Also indigenous to Brazil: the Caju fruit. It is first the cashew nut that grows on trees and then the fruit.
Salvador is Brazil's third largest city after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. This capital of the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia has 2.6 million inhabitants. Furthermore, Salvador is the oldest city in Brazil. Besides modern skylines, the old town is especially worth seeing. Since 1985, the city is also a world cultural heritage site.
Marie Schröer on "Once upon a time in Salvador”
Let me reveal at the start that this piece of work has turned out to be fabulous, not least because of the fairy-tale like characteristics."