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Série sobre o meu passeio a PORTO ALEGRE, a CAPITAL do ESTADO do RIO GRANDE DO SUL, o Estado mais Austral do Brasil - de 16 a 18 de Janeiro de 2015 - nº 005 !

Series on my short trip to PORTO ALEGRE (JOYFUL HARBOR), the CAPITAL CITY of the STATE of RIO GRANDE DO SUL (SOUTHERN BIG RIVER), the most Austral State in Brazil - from January, 16th to 18th, 2015 - #005 !

A LARGER VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL POST !

AN EVEN LARGER WS VERSION !

FROM ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW, BUT NOT MY PICTURE !


FACHADA DO CENTRO CULTURAL SANTANDER!
Construído entre 1927 e 1931, este projeto de estilo neo-classico, cujas ornamentações e fachada foram concebidas e esculpidas pelo arquiteto espanhol Fernando Corona, com participação do arquiteto alemão Theodor Wiedersphan, para abrigar a sede do Banco Provincia, depois Nacional, Sul-brasileiro e por fim do Banco Meridional até passar para o dominio do banco espanhol que o converteu no seu único centro cultural brasileiro.

FAÇADE OF THE CULTURAL CENTER SANTANDER!
Built between 1927 and 1931, this neo-classic style building, whose façade and ornamentation were designed and carved by Spanish architect Fernando Corona, with the participation of the German architect Theodor Wiedersphan, to house the headquarters of Banco Provincia, then National, South-Brazilian, Meridional and finally Santander that converted it into a cultural center.

My first trip to PORTO ALEGRE was back in 1988! I traveled all by myself, by bus, to many places in Southern Brazil (the States of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul).
In 2002, while traveling by car from Campinas to Buenos Aires, I just passed by this city.
This third time, I came by plane and it was supposed to be a short trip to take some digital pictures of the city for the first time!
I took a lot and I'll share many with you all here on Trek Earth, from now on, all of them mixed with all the other places I've been to lately.
I'll also write more data about the city in the next pictures.

"Porto Alegre (local Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtʊ aˈlɛɡɾɪ] ( listen);[1] Joyful Harbour) is the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Founded in 1769 by Manuel Sepúlveda, its population of 1,509,939 inhabitants (2010) makes it the tenth most populous city in the country and the centre of Brazil's fourth largest metropolitan area, with 4,405,760 inhabitants (2010). The city is the southernmost capital city of a Brazilian state.[2]

Porto Alegre was founded in 1769 by Manuel Jorge Gomes de Sepúlveda, who used the pseudonym José Marcelino de Figueiredo to hide his identity; but the official date is 1772 with the act signed by immigrants from the Azores, Portugal. In the late 19th century the city received many immigrants from other parts of the world, particularly from Germany, Italy and Poland. The vast majority of the population is of European descent.

The city lies on the eastern bank of the Lago Guaiba (Guaiba Lake), where five rivers converge to form the Lagoa dos Patos (Patos Lagoon), a giant freshwater lagoon navigable by even the largest of ships. This five-river junction has become an important alluvial port as well as a chief industrial and commercial center of Brazil." Wikipedia with corrections



SOME PICTURE DATA:

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D7000
Software: Ver.1.02
Exposure Time: 10/600 sec
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 500
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2015-01-17 00:45
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 652 kb

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