A quick filming trip to Natal

NATAL – Take it all in. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil’s northeast region.

I’m just here for a couple of days on a filming trip for the BBC, which has taken me to the far less glamorous North Zone of the city. Then I’ll head back to São Paulo and normal service shall resume.

Just thought I’d share these photos I took along the way:

The classic view across the Ponta Negra area of Natal. Photo by Ben Tavener

The classic view across the Ponta Negra area of Natal. Photo by Ben Tavener

Natal's World Cup Stadium - the Arena das Dunas. Photo by Ben Tavener.

Natal’s World Cup Stadium – the Arena das Dunas – is, itself, pretty much done. But there is so much still being built around it – including the entrance roads. The whole area was abuzz with workers. Photo by Ben Tavener

Natal's Zona Norte is far less glamorous, much poorer and local says crime is common. Photo by Ben Tavener.

Nossa Senhora Apresentação, in Natal’s Zona Norte, is far less glamorous and much poorer than the picture-postcard city centre, and locals say crime is common. We were welcomed into a lady’s house here to speak about an issue that has blighted the area. Photo by Ben Tavener

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