Cuidad del Este

As one crosses the bridge that links Brazil to Paraguay and enters Ciudad del Este, one seems to enter a different world. Cuidad del Este is a tax free haven made of thousands of electronics, clothing and – you name it – stores. It is said to belong to the top five locations in the world in terms of business volume. The cityscape is simply amazing with high rises overlooking streets overflowed by merchants, malls and … shoppers. Yet you do feel like a Western movie as smugglers, corrupted officials and forgery are a common traits of this peculiar city. (click on pictures to enlarge)

Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F8.0, 1/750, ISO200


Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F2.8, 1/1500, ISO200


Leica M9 with 35mm Summicron IV at F8.0, 1/125, ISO200

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