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Srie sobre o Estado de SO PAULO - O Estado onde NASCI e em que sempre VIVI - Regio SUDESTE do BRASIL - n 060!

Series on the State of SO PAULO - The State where I WAS BORN and where I've always LIVED - The SOUTHEASTERN REGION OF BRAZIL - #060!



USINA HIDROELTRICA DE URUBUPUNG!
URUBUPUNG HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT!

In the border of the States of SO PAULO (Southeastern Region) and MATO GROSSO DO SUL (Center-Western Region), in the PARAN River, this is one of the largest brazilian hydroelectric power plants, part of a complex of three unities that also includes ILHA SOLTEIRA/SINGLE ISLAND (PARAN River) and TRS IRMOS/THREE BROTHERS (TIET River)!

My father worked there from 1967 to 1983 (when he got retired) and we lived in a community that was built specially for the workers, called VILA DOS OPERADORES, where, fortunately, I had a high quality childhood and teenage, with good school (from kindergarten to the 8th grade - 10 years of study), house (comfortable homes, with free electricity, telephone and transportation to the nearby cities), security and freedom (children could go to school and other places all by themselves since early ages - parties were only fun and many people from the nearby cities would go there for fun and calm enjoyable moments) and leisure facilities (river beach, club for sports, like swimming, tenis, soccer, basketball, volleyball courts and so forth), movie theater, dancing room etc.!

Hidroelectric Power Plants still are the brazilian main source of electricity!



SOME PICTURE DATA:

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D80
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 20 mm
Date Taken: 2008-07-27 10:22
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 249 kb

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