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Japanese Brazilian Market · São Paulo claims to have the largest “Japantown” in the world; it’s called Liber­dade. Here­with three pho­tos of items on sale there ...
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Porto Alegre — Usina do Gasômetro · This is a power-generating plant on the wa­ter­front that has been con­vert­ed for art-and-culture pur­pos­es; there’s a cin­e­ma, a café, a children’s space, and lots of nice walls for hang­ing pic­tures. We got there as dusk was be­gin­ning to fal­l; a treat for the eyes and cam­er­a ...
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Porto Alegre’s Central Market · Like the rest of town, it lacks the ex­tremes of dra­ma and beau­ty that con­ven­tion­al­ly at­tract tourist­s. We went there on Wikipedia’s rec­om­men­da­tion and I’m glad, since I got that you’re-a-long-way-away-from-home shiv­er too rarely en­joyed by over-frequent trav­el­er­s, but al­ways by those who find their pho­tographs rather than plan­ning them ...
 
Porto Alegre — Around Town · It’s not the most glam­orous or glit­tery place in the world, but it’s nice and friend­ly. For one rea­son or an­oth­er I took a whole lot of pic­tures in Por­to Ale­gre. I think I’ll have to break them up across a few en­tries here ...
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FISL12 · I’m not sure what the F and I stand for, but the last two let­ters are for “Software Livre”; FISL is the largest FLOSS event in the South­ern Hemi­sphere, and brought me to Por­to Ale­gre for a few days ...
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Turismo · Dur­ing the ten days cen­tered more or less around Hallowe’en, I (in the com­pa­ny of my Google col­leagues) vis­it­ed four coun­tries in South Amer­i­ca. This is not the way to do it. But stil­l, fun was had. Here are a few su­per­fi­cial yes-I-was-there pho­tograph­s ...
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