It's Always Rainy in Paranapiacaba

A typical cobblestone street of Paranapiacaba Village, in Sao Paulo state, Brazil.

  • Diego Torres Silvestre 4y

    About: Paranapiacaba is a village and a district of the municipality of Santo André in Brazil (State of São Paulo). It was established as a company town for the employees of São Paulo Railway, a privately owned British railway company. This railway allowed the transport of cargo and people from inside Paulista to the port of Santos. The word paranapiacaba means "where you will find the sea" in Tupi.

    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 site was included in the 2000 and 2002 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund, calling for investment to revitalize the village. With funding from American Express the Fund helped local stakeholders implement this effort. By 2008 the conservation team had restored Casa Fox (the Archive), the Castelinho (now a museum), the Lyra Serrano Club, and the Old Marquet.

    Source: Wikipedia
  • Julie A. King 4y

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  • Cosygreeneyes (Steve & Karen) 4y

    That is a really wonderful image. It looks so quiet.....S
  • So Cal Metro 4y

    Looks like a beautiful place. I'd love to see it sometime!
  • GERRY 4y

    Great colours and fantastic DoF, The light reflecting of the wet cobbles is wonderful. Nice one Diego.
  • Rajasekar C 4y

    Cool One
  • brad 28 3y

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Taken on February 11, 2007
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