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 (see also -> Images of POA at Facebook)

PICTURES FROM 13 TO 16 SEPTEMBER 2012

1)  Buenos Aires-Argentina

Buenos Aires (fair winds) is the capital, as well as the biggest and most important city in Argentina, it is also its biggest, most important and developed urban, financial, cultural, administrative, political, industrial and commercial center. The city is located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coastline of South America. It received the title of Alpha world city according to an inventory by Loughborough University (GaWC) in 2008. The city was also appointed the City of Design in 2005 by UNESCO, because of the architecture and its many buildings with eclectic styles, mainly built at the end of the 19th century.

Greater Buenos Aires, as its metropolitan region is called, is the third-largest conurbation in Latin America, with a population of more than thirteen million (2010), surpassed only by Greater São Paulo and Greater Mexico City.  

Services is the most important sector of the economy, representing 74% of the nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the Argentinean capital.   The manufacturing industry is second, generating $26.454 million (Argentine pesos) – around 17% of the GDP.

The history of Buenos Aires goes back to 1536, when it was founded by Pedro de Mendoza, who called it Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Aire (literally "City of Our Lady Saint Mary of the Fair Winds"). The first settlement was destroyed by indigenous peoples. In 1580, a second settlement was established by Juan de Garay and called Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Nuestra Señora del Buen Ayre ("City of the Most Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds"). In 1776, it was appointed capital of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. In 1810, it became the place of residence of the federal government. In 1880, it was federalized. The 1994 constitutional amendment granted the city autonomy, hence its formal name: Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires). People born in Buenos Aires are referred to as porteños (people of the port).

See the following expressive images, taken at different places and from different angles of this magnificent capital city: 

- from Google:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9

- panoramic view of the city, during arrival by plane:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

- of Av. Florida (in its elegance, full of excitement, alluring buildings and commercial galleries):   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8

- The architectural beauty of the buildings with different styles:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8

- of Plaza de Mayo:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7

- of demonstrations (“against corruption and the Constitution change, and in favor of the minimum voting age of 16”):   1,   2

 - of the Obelisk and surrounding areas, on 9 de Julio St.:   1,   2

- the ‘Boca’ neighborhood:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5

- the Puerto Madero neighborhood:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12

- the northern neighborhoods (Retiro, Palermo, San Telmo, Recoleta):   1,   2,   3,   4,   5

- the Colón Theater and surrounding areas:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

- the Metropolitan Cathedral:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10

- the ‘Casa Rosada’ (the official seat of the executive branch of the Argentine government) and surrounding areas:    1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8

- a guided tour of the inside of ‘Casa Rosada’:    1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29

- a travel itinerary from the central region up to the Delta of the Paraná River and the return trip by boat up to Puerto Madero:  

   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19

- ‘Señor Tango’ Tango show:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8

- the return trip to Porto Alegre from Ezeiza airport:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12

PICTURES FROM 01 SEPTEMBER 2012

1)  Bom Princípio-RS

“The countryside imitates the city”

Changes spread fast. New information and communication technologies (ICTs, mainly cell phones and the Internet) turn the world into a global village, bringing people and places closer.  

See some pictures showing a 70's style party in Nova Colúmbia – Santa Terezinha district, in the municipality of Bom Princípio – RS (Rio Grande do Sul):  

a) ‘the party stage’:   1,   2,   3

b) ‘the party characters’:   1,   2,   3

c) ‘the orchestra’:   1,   2,   3

d) ‘the performances’:   1,   2,   3

e) ‘The moment of the show’:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

PICTURES FROM 18 AUGUST 2012

1)  Porto Alegre-RS

A stroll by the Guaíba shore

-  Hint of Spring: blooming of the ipês (or Tabebuia trees):  1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

- Windows overlooking the Lake:   1,   2,   3,   4

  Beginning of the construction of the 2012 Farroupilha Camping Site:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

PICTURES FROM 25-26 JUNE 2012

1)  Florianópolis-SC

-  Hercílio Luz Bridge, a city landmark:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

PICTURES FROM 04 JUNE 2012

1)  Porto Alegre-RS

-  A magnificent moonlit night:    1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7

PICTURES FROM 02-03 JUNE 2012

1)  Itaqui-RS - "Terra de grandes empreendimentos agropastoris"

Apresentação do município pela wikipedia.

Imagens:

- do Google:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

- do centro da cidade:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13

- da área do porto:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19

- das novas instalações da Unipampa:   1,   2

- da sede da CAMIL, no centro da cidade:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

- do hospital:   1,   2,   3,   4

- de outras áreas da cidade:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

- da Reserva de São Donato e de empresas agroindustriais:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5

2)  São Borja-RS - "Terra dos presidentes"

Apresentação do município pela wikipedia.

Imagens:

- do Google:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7

- do centro da cidade:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10

- da ponte sobre o rio Uruguai:   1,   2,   3,   4

- da área do porto:   1,   2,   3,   4

- do cemitério:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19  

PICTURES FROM 21 MAY 2012

1)  Porto Alegre-RS

-  Fog over the city:   1,   2,   3

PICTURES FROM 12 MAY 2012

1)  São Francisco de Paula-RS

- A beautiful Fall day:  

a) downtown:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9

b) at São Bernardo Lake:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17

PICTURES FROM 05 MAY 2012

1)  São Jerônimo-RS

- “Land of the Poets”:

a) Google image:   1

b) on the Jacuí river bank:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7

c) downtown:    1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13

PICTURES FROM 02 MAY 2012

1)  Florianópolis-SC

- Ponta das Canas Beach and Lagoinha do Leste:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7

- Jurerê Internacional Beach, in the Fall:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14

PICTURES FROM 21 APRIL 2012

1)  Balneário Pinhal-RS and Quintão-Palmares do Sul-RS

On the northern coast of Rio Grande do Sul, the beaches of Balneário Pinhal and Quintão have very similar origins and socioeconomic situations, but their recent histories differ. The first became independent in 1996; while the second remained a district of Palmares do Sul - RS, which has a different vocation (agriculture and livestock production) and its headquarters is 40 km away. Therefore, the first built a successful history after its emancipation, which is visible in the streets, buildings, economy and in the population’s self-esteem. The second, however, made very little progress. Note the differences in the following pictures.  

Balneário Pinhal:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23

- Quintão:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8

PICTURES FROM 14 APRIL 2012

1)  Foz do Iguaçu-PR

The city of Foz do Iguaçu-PR (Paraná) has a population of 255,718 inhabitants, according to an estimate by IBGE (the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics). It is located on the tri-border region where three countries meet: Brazil-Paraguay-Argentina. It is 643 km from Curitiba, the state capital of Paraná. It is the second most popular destination for foreign tourists in the country and the first in the South Region of Brazil. It is internationally renowned for the Iguaçu Falls, one of the winners of the contest that selected the 7 Wonders of Nature, and for the Itaipu Dam, the second largest in size in the world and the first in terms of energy generation, which was considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1996.

The Itaipu Power Plant is a binational hydroelectric facility located on the Paraná River, on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. It was built by both countries between 1975 and 1982, and is currently the largest energy generating facility in the world. The name Itaipu came from an island which existed near the construction site and means ‘singing stone’ in the Guaraní language.

40,000 people worked on the construction. Regarding the construction materials, 12.5 million cubic meters of concrete (equivalent to 210 ‘Maracanã’ stadiums, or 15 times more concrete than the volume used in the construction of the Channel Tunnel) and the amount of iron used would be enough to build 380 Eiffel Towers.

See the following expressive images of these magnificent and colossal wonders of nature and human engineering: 

- from Google:   1,   2,   3

- Downtown:   1,   2,   3,   4

- Itaipu Power Plant:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11

- Iguaçu Falls:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30,   31,   32,   33

PICTURES FROM 21-26 MARCH 2012

1)  Florianópolis-SC

- Surrounding areas of the Hercílo Luz Bridge at night:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6

- Surrounding areas of the Hercílo Luz Bridge during the day:     1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14

- Around the streets, downtown:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,

                                                  18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28

- City view from the top of Hotel Mercury:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10

- Avenida Beira-Mar:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11

- City view from the top of Morro das Antenas:    1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9

- Nova Avenida do Extremo (Continent):   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11

PICTURES FROM 26-29 NOVEMBER 2011

1)  João Pessoa-PB

- General images and city historical center:   1,   2

- Orla atlântica (Atlantic shoreline):    1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30,   31,   32,   33,   34

- Art and Culture from Paraíba:  1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7

- Historical Center:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29,   30,   31,   32,   33,   34,   35

PICTURES FROM 24 NOVEMBER 2011

1)  Ilhéus-BA

- General images and city historical center:   1,   2

- Images of Jorge Amado’s city:   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,

                                                      19,   20,   21,   22,   22,   23,   24,   25,   26,   27,   28,   29

Other former views on Wcams:

01/08/2003 to 30/09/2003

01/06/2003 to 31/07/2003

01/03/2003 to 31/05/2003

01/11/2002 to 28/02/2003

01/10/2002 to 31/10/2002

01/09/2002 to 30/09/2002

01/08/2002 to 31/08/2002

01/07/2002 to 31/07/2002

01/06/2002 to 30/06/2002

01/05/2002 to 31/05/2002

01/04/2002 to 30/04/2002

01/03/2002 to 31/03/2002

01/02/2002 to 28/02/2002

01/01/2002 to 31/01/2002

01/12/2001 to 31/12/2001

01/11/2001 to 30/11/2001

01/10/2001 to 31/10/2001

01/09/2001 to 30/09/2001

16/08/2001 to 31/08/2001

01/08/2001 to 15/08/2001

01/07/2001 to 31/07/2001

01/06/2001 to 30/06/2001

01/05/2001 to 31/05/2001

15/04/2001 to 30/04/2001

01/04/2001 to 13/04/2001

01/01/2001 to 31/03/2001

until 31/12/2000

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Translated by Traduzca