Sunday, January 16, 2011

Garibaldi, Brazil

Sandro sent me this great surprise showing the train station in Garibaldi.

Garibaldi is a town in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, with a population of about 29,000 people, most of them of Italian descent. The city is famous for its wine and champagne productions. As for the name, that's related to the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Brazilian wife, Anita.

The train on the card is not used for regular transport of passengers, it is only for short touristic trips between Carlos Barbosa, Garibaldi and Bento Gonçalves (all three towns settled by Italian immigrants).
Old locomotives like this one, in Brazil are known also as Maria Fomaça, meaning Smoke Maria.

Thanks a lot Sandro for this great card!!!

1 comment:

Schmiler said...

I'm glad that you liked it, Ana!