These are the remainings of an old spanish jesuit reduction in southern Brazil. Spanish jesuits used to christianize the indigenous populations until hell broke loose and a big war put an end to it all. The brave indian leader Sepé Tiaraju
fought to his death and, before losing the battle, they set fire to it all and were never to be seen again. Thousands were cowardly murdered by firearms. If you go there there's a special light and sound show right after sunset where the whole story is told, don't miss it! If you are curious about it, check Wikipedia, they have a very accurate article
This photograph is a panorama created by 5 shots stitched together using Photoshop's photomerge function. I used the panorama to achieve a never before seen composition, putting these rocks in front and creating a link to the ruins on the back. The sunset light gave a special color to the sandstone rocks.
I hope you enjoy it! Comments are very welcome.