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Srie sobre CAMPINAS - Estado de SO PAULO - Regio SUDESTE do BRASIL - A CIDADE NA QUAL MORO H MAIS DE 23 ANOS (DESDE 1986) - N 023 !

Series on CAMPINAS - State of SO PAULO - The SOUTHEASTERN Region of BRAZIL - THE CITY WHERE I'VE BEEN LIVING FOR MORE THAN 23 YEARS (SINCE 1986) - #023 !



A RODOVIRIA NOVA !
THE NEW BUS STATION !
LA GARE ROUTIRE NOUVELLE !

When I moved to CAMPINAS, back in 1986, the BUS STATION was already old, inappropiate and located in a bad place! I used to travel every month to my parents' home, usually on holidays and it was terrible to get the bus there - crowded, smelly and with buses being delayed sometimes for hours! People complained and there had been complaints years and years before that!

Well, 2008 was the year for the change! It's near the old one, but in a much better place! Urban changes were made to make it better and nicer! The building itself is a lot better and here's one picture taken in its inside!

As for the bus service, it was always good, but on holidays the delays were terrible because of the traffic around the bus station, right in the middle of downtown, with narrow streets and so forth! With rain, gee... it was almost impossible! Today, no problems anymore, because there was an urban rearrangement around the bus terminal, with better ways in and out, so scheduled buses face no more delaying problems! There was also an improvement regarding all the service! For example, my mom and dad came to Campinas last february so we could fly to the Northeastern region of the Country and the ladies were so kind with them, helping them to get the lift/elevator, for example, and the guys, helping them with the bags! I was really surprised with all that! It took long, but it finally got better! Now, we're waiting for the "brazilian TGV" that will link Campinas-So Paulo-Rio! Maybe 5 or 6 years to go!!!



ONE WS VERSION :
A closer look at the details in a different format!


ANOTHER WS VERSION :
Focus on the architectural details of the ceiling!

"TIME TO ARRIVE, TIME TO LEAVE!
PEOPLE AND YEARS!
SMILES AND TEARS!
HAPPINESS AND JOY ONE CAN ONLY CONCEIVE
WHEN FACING SUCH MOMENTS!
HOLDING HANDS, EMBRACING, WHISPERING COMMENTS!"




SOME PICTURE DATA:

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D80
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 10/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 500
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2009-12-12 09:46
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 237 kb

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