A touch of England in Brazil – Estação da Luz


Some buildings and structures in Brazil carry a  touch of England.

One of the most attractive and charming railway stations in Brazil is the Estação da Luz (Luz Station).

Located in the Luz neighbourhood of São Paulo, the station was conceived by the Baron of Mauá and designed by the engineer James Ford. Heavily influenced by the Victorian aesthetic, practically all of the construction materials used in the building process were shipped over from England, including the pre-moulded mechanisms, which were put together in São Paulo. The only thing not brought over was the masonry.

These days the station houses the CPTM (Paulistan Metropolitan Train Company) and the São Paulo Metro.

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