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On an empty road with the fog dominating the scene. Nothing around but the sound of the birds and the smell of the fresh trees. Suddenly, a ghost appears. An old dog that was runned over by a car many years ago and it has not still realized the other side is waiting for it...poor soul!

Back to reality, I shot this in a foggy and wet day on Estrada da Graciosa. That dog was a bit scary, looking at me and trying to figure out what I was about to do. "Do not worry, sweet dog. I just want to shoot the scenery and you don't bother me at all", I thought.

Originated from a trail used by Indians of the coast at the time of collection of pine rose to the plateau. This road was used by about 200 years before the start of its construction, not only by Indians but also by Jesuits and by the early settlers of the state, in the 17th century.
Later, the same road was used by the cycle of Yerba Mate in Parana.

The Estrada da Graciosa is a particular geographical loveliest of Parana, Curitiba league for the first plateau to the shores of Paraná, through the Serra do Mar, in the Atlantic. Distant 37 km from Curitiba, out of the sea level, zero to 1050m.

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Additional Photos by Carlos CB (belido) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
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