Photo Essay


thinking about the past

In the XIX century, the Brazilian economy was based on almost just one product for exportation: coffee. Its commercial value has increased a lot and fast. So, a railroad was built to take the coffee from São Paulo to Santos Harbor and then to Europe. All money and technology were imported from England.

In the end of the coffee period the railway transportation was finished and Paranapiacaba became a touristic city. However, city guides nowadays always remind the tourists about how important this city was in the past.

Because of foggy weather and the British influences, Paranapiacaba is called "Brazilian London".

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14 responses

  • Brian Betteridge

    Brian Betteridge gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    great series! the photos fit thematically and they're all well done.

  • Dorothy Menosky

    Dorothy Menosky gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful photos.

  • Andrei Baciu

    Andrei Baciu said (9 Sep 2009):

    beautiful indeed. bravo!

  • peter

    peter (Deleted) said (10 Sep 2009):


  • Cori Coppola

    Cori Coppola gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful series!

  • Adrien Landon

    Adrien Landon gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    Love it!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    belíssimo ensaio, jorge! parabéns!

  • Jade  Vreeland

    Jade  Vreeland said (23 Sep 2009):

    great photos!

  • Ivy Wood

    Ivy Wood gave props (23 Sep 2009):

    Very simple, and beautiful. I especially love "the survivor."

  • Andre Correa

    Andre Correa said (24 Sep 2009):

    Muito bom! Parabéns!

  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (24 Sep 2009):

    F A B U L O U S story !

  • Silvia Dias

    Silvia Dias said (25 Sep 2009):

    Quem me dera ir aí com a minha Holga. Que belas fotos, parabéns!

  • A. Selman Nur

    A. Selman Nur (Deleted) gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    sweet essay with wonderful photos. congrats!

  • A. Selman Nur

    A. Selman Nur (Deleted) said (3 Oct 2009):

    it's surprising that this story has not published yet. it definitely should.

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