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Photo "On Station"

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Paranapiacaba is a typical english village, a district of the municipality of Santo André in Brazil (state of São Paulo). It came up originally as a residence for the staff of the English company of São Paulo Railway trains - the railway that allowed the transport of cargo and people from inside Paulista to the port of Santos, and vice versa.
In the 1980s there was a working steam engine from the turn of the 20th Century, which they ran several times a day. It was originally used to pull inclined trains from the coast. You can get very close to the working parts and watch them while the engine is running.
The word paranapiacaba means "where you will find the sea" in Tupi-Guarani.
More links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranapiacaba 
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Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:21
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Dusan Dimc Dusan Dimc #1 Fri 29 Jan 2010 15:46

Very good photo.


Yyy Yyy #2 Fri 29 Jan 2010 16:27

interesting shot, very good composition!


Giada Lysa Giada Lysa #3 Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:03

Beautiful, intelligent and very professional, the composition of the detail...


silvia marmori silvia marmori #4 Fri 29 Jan 2010 17:50

when i open your image and saw it, i immediately thought at more than one story in it..
then i scrolled and read your text, and i realized there was a plus story within..
thank you for both


Aliaksandra Bayaryna Aliaksandra Bayaryna #5 Fri 29 Jan 2010 20:37

Very interesting. I like colors and composition.


Berenice Kauffmann Abud  - AFIAP Berenice Kauffmann Abud - AFIAP #6 Sat 30 Jan 2010 00:08

Roberto, I like the composition. It's different and very interesting! Well done!!!!!