"In order to preserve the heritage status of Paranapiacaba as a well-preserved railway town, the government of Brazil decreed it to be a historic district and initiated further steps to preserve its heritage status and encourage its development as a suburb of São Paulo and to promote tourism." [Wikipedia]
"In order to preserve the heritage status of Paranapiacaba as a well-preserved railway town, the government of Brazil decreed it to be a historic district and initiated further steps to preserve its heritage status and encourage its development as a suburb of São Paulo and to promote tourism." [Wikipedia]
"Paranapiacaba was established as a company town for the employees of São Paulo Railway, a privately owned British railway company." [Wikipedia]
"Paranapiacaba was established as a company town for the employees of São Paulo Railway, a privately owned British railway company." [Wikipedia]
"The Mata Atlantica around the town provides ample opportunities for hiking into the forest of the Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar where orchids and bromelias are major attractions." [Wikipedia]
"The Mata Atlantica around the town provides ample opportunities for hiking into the forest of the Parque Estadual da Serra do Mar where orchids and bromelias are major attractions." [Wikipedia]
The humid climate of the Atlantic Ocean pleases amphibians.
The humid climate of the Atlantic Ocean pleases amphibians.
The artificial light of the power station illuminates the place like the evening sun.
The artificial light of the power station illuminates the place like the evening sun.
Since the power supply in the district often fails, a separate power station of the Railway Company provides constant power for the line to the Atlantic, which nowadays transports ores mostly.
Since the power supply in the district often fails, a separate power station of the Railway Company provides constant power for the line to the Atlantic, which nowadays transports ores mostly.
The wooden houses of the English São Paulo Railway Company characterize this small village.
The wooden houses of the English São Paulo Railway Company characterize this small village.
There is not much more than pool billiard to enjoy here..
There is not much more than pool billiard to enjoy here..
...and television.
...and television.
Time stands still in an old workshop hall.
Time stands still in an old workshop hall.
The railway town with discarded trains on the siding...
The railway town with discarded trains on the siding...
The subtropical climate often causes fog and haze...
The subtropical climate often causes fog and haze...
...and old steam locomotives are rusting away on the grass.
...and old steam locomotives are rusting away on the grass.
The VW Beetle is still omnipresent in Brazil.
The VW Beetle is still omnipresent in Brazil.
The mountain railway line winds its way down to the Atlantic in serpentines.
The mountain railway line winds its way down to the Atlantic in serpentines.
The road to São Paulo...
The road to São Paulo...