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Friday, March 28, 2008

All aboard for Maputo!

This is the colonial era train station in Maputo. It was built by the Portuguese to present Maputo's visitors with a feeling of being not so far from Europe. It is still grand but much quieter these days. It is one of group of public buildings that are very nicely maintained and stand out among the general hustle and clutter of the modern city. The movie "Blood Diamonds" was filed in Maputo and nearby locations in Moazabique while the story is really set in Sierra Leone on the west African coast. This train station figured prominently in the movie.


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