Wireless Tram of Rio, DSC_04302

Rio de Janeiro Light Rail  is a modern light rail system serving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The system is among several new public transport developments in the region ahead of the city’s successful bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.  A well needed method of transportation for this congested city and it is estimated that, when the entire network becomes fully operated, it will be able to eliminate traffic of the city centre.Wireless Tram of Rio - DSC04302-2

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Wireless Tram of Rio - DSC04302

Beijing West Railway Station, DSC_03779

There are about 4 main train stations in Beijing, such as the Beijing Railway Station being the terminus for international trains to other countries, then the North, South and the West railway Stations serving each different zones and traveling throughout this immense country.

Morning departure from Beijing to Xian by High-speed bullet train. Many trains pass through the city in a very convenient and comfortable way.  Station is huge and the crowd inside is out of this world.  Trains are punctual, clean and spacious.  The trip to Xian will take 6 hours with a few short stops to some cities along the way.  The other pictures  following this page until the final destination (Xian) were all taken while the train was running smoothly at a maximum speed of 305 km about 190 miles per hour.

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Red Sculpture outside of the railway station.

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Another side of the West Railway Station with view of platform and tracks.

Beijing Railway Station

Béguinage of Brugge, Belgium

The word béguinage is a French term that refers to a semi-monastic community of women called Beguines, religious women who sought to serve God without retiring from the world, as well as to the architectural complex that housed such a community.

Beguinage of Brugges, Belgium

Béguinage of Brugge,MG 8849 Belgium

Beguinage of Brugges, MG 8849 Belgium