This is where I share all the postcards I receive thanks to my new addiction: POSTCROSSING! All the official cards and direct swaps will be posted in this blog. If you'd like to send me a postcard, just e-mail me to exchange addresses - I'll send you one card in return! All the cards on this blog were sent from the country of origin!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Brasilia - BRAZIL - UNESCO #445
It's not strange for a country to change its capital city, there are several examples of that along nations history, but to build from scratch a new capital city in a (until that moment) desert place that's something really extraordinary, specially if you think of the dimension of this city (more than two and a half million people live there) and the fact that lots of revolutionary architecture features were used in its construction (the revolutionary Niemeyer buildings or the fact tha seen from the sky it looks like a big bird). It must be a really amazing place. Thank you very much Jamila for this two beautiful cards. My collection rises to 160, only 821 to finish.This postcards took 13 days to arrive!
UNESCO #445 - Brasilia Cathedral - BRAZIL
UNESCO #445 - Sunset at "Praça dos 3 Poderes", Brasilia - BRAZIL
Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the
country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. Urban
planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer intended that every
element – from the layout of the residential and administrative
districts (often compared to the shape of a bird in flight) to the
symmetry of the buildings themselves – should be in harmony with the
city’s overall design. The official buildings, in particular, are
innovative and imaginative.