Saturday, September 19, 2015

Northeast Region of Rio Grande do Sul (Antônio Prado, Caxias do Sul, Cambará do Sul)

Pictures taken mostly nearby avenue Valdomiro Bochese (Antônio Prado), and in roads RS-122, RS-437, RS-453. Some pictures were taken in the canyon Fortaleza (for more see here).

"Die Natur soll der sichtbare Geist, der Geist die unsichtbare Natur sein" (Schelling)."... then a sigh from anxiety's abyss, a sigh so deep that it became frightened and doubted for a moment whether it dare take up residence in this place..." (Constantine Constantius, translation by M. G. Piety).

“The Old Italian Colonial Zone lies entirely within the dissected scarp face that bounds the diabase cap of the Paraná Plateau north of the Rio Jacuí. Here, southflowing tributaris of the Jacuí have carved deep, youthful valleys into the plateau margin, leaving the lobelike outline of the upland areas and a scattering of outlier hills projecting southward” (Stuart Clark Rothwell, The Old Italian Colonial Zone of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, p. 18).
“This is the zone of hot summers and cold winters, with frequent frosts. At highest elevations, winter snow is not unusual. In the forested areas, the tierra fria is the climatic environment of the Araucaria Pine, Araucaria augustifolia...” (Rothwell, p. 20-21).
“Fogs are common occurrence. They appear in all the valleys and in the uplands between the hills. They tend to be most common in the valley of the Rio das Antas and in its tributaries, where, in the fall, they were observed as late in the day as 10 AM, when the entire uplands were bathed in bright sunshine” (Rothwell, p. 28).

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