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.


 

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