School trip today. The ultimate destination was a cachaça farm belonging to some friends of the school owners, but we made several stops along the way.
First stop: Parque da Cruz, a city park consisting of an overlook point above Santa Cruz from which there is a view of the entire town. The cross is a local landmark and is lit up at night so it can be seen from a distance.
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This one was being used for storage of empty containers.
The boiler, which was originally wood burning but later converted to gas for a more even temperature. The room was uncomfortably hot even in March; I can't imagine what it must have been like with the boiler operating.
The room containing the casks of aging cachaça.