Atualização deste post para participação na blogagem coletiva Tertúlia Virtual de 15 de dezembro de 2008
- CITIES I'VE VISITED: BRASÍLIA, CURITIBA, RECIFE, RIO DE JANEIRO AND SALVADOR.
Brasília Cathedral - Photo by Victor Soares
Brasília Cathedral - by architect Oscar Niemeyer
Photo by Augusto C.B. Areal - www.infobrasilia.com.br
BRASÍLIA - "Brasília is the capital city of Brazil. Brasília is located in a Federal District, created from the state of Goiás in the Mid-West region of the country. It is famous for its urban planning, daring architecture and rapid population growth. The famous architect Oscar Niemeyer designed a large number of residential, commercial and government buildings. Among them were the residence of the President (Palácio da Alvorada), the House of the deputy, the National Congress, the Cathedral of Brasília, diverse ministries, not to mention residential buildings."
BRASÍLIA was constructed between 1956 and 1960, during the government of President Juscelino Kubitschek. It was inaugurated, as Brazil's new capital, on April 21, 1960. Its master plan ("Plano Piloto") was conceived by Lucio Costa, and its major buildings were designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
Opera de Arame (Wire Opera) - Photo by Fábio Barros
CURITIBA (Paraná state's capital) - "With a population of more than one million and a half inhabitants, Curitiba is considered a standard city. The innovating solutions to the urban planning, the concern about environment revealed on the parks and cycle lanes and the cultural equipments that humanize life on the city has turned Curitiba into one of best living quality places on the country and has attracted attention of specialists in Urbanism around the world."
RECIFE - (Pernambuco state's capital), meaning "reef" in Portuguese, is the second largest city in the Northeastern Region of Brazil, with a population 1.3 million, 3.5 million in the metropolitan area.
Recife "wins over its visitors’ hearts with its multitude of attractions, making it a truly unique place. The city is a growing metropolis, which can be readily seen on a trip along Boa Viagem Beach or to the sophisticated commerce. It is, at the same time, a place of historical and architectural heritage, demonstrated by the several 17th and 18th Century constructions, an inheritance from Portuguese and Dutch colonizers. "
RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro - Foto Maria Theresa
Rio de Janeiro - Photo by Farrapo
COPACABANA BEACH - Copacabana is a district located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, famous for its 4 km beach. - Photo by Zeh
Cristo Redentor (Christ Redeemer) at Corcovado Hill - Photo by Maria Theresa
Cristo Redentor (Christ Redeemer) forward and Pão de Açúcar ( Sugar Loaf Mountain) far away - Photo by Farrapo
RIO DE JANEIRO - (Region: Southeast - Population: 5,974,081 inhabitants) - The city was the Brazilian capital until 1960 – when Brasilia, the current capital, was inaugurated. The capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro is also one of the greatest business centers in the Country, being constantly chosen to host important local and international conferences, congresses and meetings.
"Known as the “Wonderful City”, Rio de Janeiro offers attractions that have rendered the city international fame. Who has never heard about Carnival in Rio, the most amazing popular party in the world? Or who has never heard about the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Christ Redeemer? Or about the beautiful beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, that have inspired musicians from all over the world? Or, also, who has never heard of the Tijuca National Park – the largest urban natural preservation area in the Country?"
Salvador - Photo by Boom
Elevador Lacerda (elevator) between the low and the high city in Salvador - Photo by Vila Boa
SALVADOR is divided into the Upper City (Cidade Alta) and Lower City (Cidade Baixa).The Plano Inclinado (funicular railway) and the Elevador Lacerda connects the Upper City (Cidade Alta) with the Lower City (Cidade Baixa).
Salvador - Pelourinho - Photo by Boom
SALVADOR was the first historic capital of Brazil (in full, São Salvador da Baía de Todos os Santos, meaning "Holy Savior of the Bay of All Saints") is a city on the northeast coast of Brazil and the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of BAHIA.
The capital of Bahia, "famous for its history, the legacy left by people from other continents, its cultural miscegenation, its religious syncretism and its hospitable people, has been the setting and object of study of professionals from diverse areas for many years."
AUGUSTO AREAL http://www.infobrasilia.com.br/
JOSÉ RODOLFO CHUFAN http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=301768
MARIA THERESA http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=292162
RAUL LOPES http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=276628
VILA BOA http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=276106
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