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Henrique Granado on July 10, 2009

Paranapiacaba é um distrito do município brasileiro de Santo André (estado de São Paulo). Surgiu inicialmente como centro de controle operacional e residência para os funcionários da companhia inglesa de trens São Paulo Railway - estrada de ferro que possibilitava o transporte de cargas e pessoas do interior paulista para o porto de Santos, e vice-versa. A palavra paranapiacaba significa "de onde se avista o mar", em tupi-guarani.

Henrique Granado on July 10, 2009

Paranapiacaba is a village and 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 1980's 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(indiginous language).

olimpos on July 11, 2009

Excellent shot!!

Best regards, Andreas.

Henrique Granado on July 12, 2009

Thanks very much Andreas (olimpos)!


© Konny Wallner on July 14, 2009

Wow Wonderful Work!


Henrique Granado on July 14, 2009

Konny, thanks very much!I am glad you enjoyed it.


picture fan on July 17, 2009

great work! Thank you for sharing in the forum!

Best wishes, Mario

Henrique Granado on July 18, 2009

Mario (picture fan), thank you for the visit and comment!


Beatriz Barreto Tane… on August 8, 2009


Henrique Granado on August 8, 2009

Oi Beatriz, muito obrigado, prazer em receber sua visita novamente!


© Marcello Paoli on August 24, 2009

Great image, Henrique..

Thanks for the vote in the NPC..

Greetings, Marcello

Henrique Granado on August 24, 2009

Marcello, deserved vote!

Ciao, Henrique.

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Photo taken in Paranapiacaba, Santo André - State of São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Uploaded on July 10, 2009
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    by Henrique Granado
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A530
    • Taken on 2009/07/08 16:43:13
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash