IMAGES OF JUNE 30, 2002:

Porto Alegre-RS: 

Brazil five-time soccer champion of the World Cup! 

Congratulations Brazil!...hurray for our national team, our star players, coach Felipão, for the technical support team, for Brazilians and all those who have cheered so hard.  Congratulations also are deserving to the Germans who showed broad shoulders, dignity, respect, and good sportsmanship in the field, despite loosing.

In Porto Alegre, the victory was celebrated with much satisfaction and enthusiasm, especially on Goethe Avenue where thousands of fans, mainly young people, gathered throughout the entire day, in spite of the rain.  This avenue, which is named in honor of the great German poet, is the usual place for celebrating the victories of either of the two local soccer teams, Gremio and Internacional.  But now it doesn't matter who you are a fan for, or even if you cheer for another team other than these two (a very rare breed in Porto Alegre)... today is a chance for everyone to celebrate together.  See some pictures taken of this avenue and places near by:

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

IMAGES OF JUNE 23, 2002:  

 Porto Alegre-RS:

 - Moinhos de Vento Park on a winter Sunday morning:    1,   2,   3,   4

- Antiques Exposition at Moinhos de Vento Mall:   1,   2  3,   4,   5,   6,   7

=> Other images and information about Moinhos de Vento park:  see site Terragaúcha


 Porto Alegre-RS:

- Interview with candidates to the Piratini, during the Congress of Municipalities of RS, promoted by FAMURS:   1,   2,   3

- Inauguration of the EATW studio, a transmission channel of events via Web, open and free, in an attempt to socialize information and the knowledge of administration from the School of Administration in the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.  It is an innovative initiative at a regional, national, and global level:   1

IMAGES OF JUNE 16, 2002:

Porto Alegre-RS:

-   Moinhos de Vento Park on a fall Sunday afternoon:    1,  2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7

- Antiques Exposition at Moinhos de Vento Mall:    1,   2,   3,   4  5,   6,   7,   8

 => Other images and information about Moinhos de Vento park: see site Terragaúcha

IMAGES OF JUNE 15, 2002:

São Vendelino-RS:

The municipality of São Vendelino-RS, emancipated in 1988, is one of the smallest in RS, having many countryside sites and is known for the unique name of "Little Paradise".  It was used at the backdrop for the film "A Hora do Louva-a-deus" (The Hour of the Praying Mantis), produced by the company Accorde - Cinema e Televisão.  In this film, the mayor of the small town is shown playing cards.  On this Saturday afternoon, we one again find him playing cards at the bar "Salão Imigrante" (Immigrant Hall), in the center of the city.  Despite its small size, the city, paradoxically, is one of the most progressive in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.  In fact, this can be confirmed by just looking around and by the good humor and disposition of the people, who seem to be enjoying life.  The city has an integration partnership with the region of "Sankt Wendel" in Germany, which is where its first pioneers came from.  Various young people have spent some time in Germany through this exchange agreement and another group was getting ready to leave soon, for a new exchange program experience.

1) Sites from Morro da Antena:    1  2  3  4  5,   6  7

2) Other images of the small city's downtown area:   1  2,   3,   4  5,   6  7  8  9,   10  11,   12  13

=> Other images and information about São Vendelino: see site Terragaúcha

IMAGES OF JUNE 14, 2002:

 São Paulo-SP:

Sunset from the heights of Av. Paulista:   1


Holland has several cities that impress you by their cultural riches (such as Utrecht), shocking customs and colors (Amsterdam), importance of international trade (Rotterdam), and importance to the global political scenario (Haia).  But most incredible as it may seem, despite located along the north sea, it also has heavily frequented beaches (such as Schevening). Find out a little more about this rich and fascinating country by reading "Chronicles of Lilian", written by Lilian Piraine Laranja, in the section "Câmera Móvel" of this site.  Check it out for yourself!

Images of the 5th Chronicle:

City of Haia:

1) Central Station

2) Old Rustic Church

3) Grote Kerk:   1  2  3

4) Parliament, seen from the outside

5) Parliament, seen from the inside  1  2

6) Gentlemen's Hall

7) Theater

8) Pub close to Kerk


Translated by Traduzca