São Paulo - Estação da Luz I Postcard

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São Paulo - Estação da Luz I

São Paulo - Estação da Luz I, Brazil

Important landmark of São Paulo's wealth in the beginning of the XX Century , the "Estação da Luz" (Light's Railway Station), in Downtown São Paulo, was built between 1895 and 1901, in Victorian style and with imported material from England, by James Ford, a British engineer, substituting an older building, constructed in 1867. The current station, recently restored, keeps some differences in relation to the original project, in reason of a fire occurred in 1946. In its interior, beyond the railway station properly said, there is the excellent Museum of the Portuguese Language, a very modern and innovative cultural center.

Photo by mig13