These photos were taken by my son Fernando in June 2007
Brasília's Cathedral - Basilica of Our Lady Aparecida, by Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian Architect, born 1907.
Our Lady of Aparecida is the patron saint of Brazil, represented by a statue of the Virgin Mary.
A Catedral, o Congresso Nacional e a Esplanada dos Ministérios
The Catedral, National Congress and Ministries EsplanadeFernando in front the Ministries Esplanades at left and the Catedral at right
Palácio do Itamaraty
Palácio do Itamaraty. Em primeiro plano a escultura "Meteoro", do escultor Bruno Giorgi.
Itamaraty Palace is the name of the building of the head office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Itamaraty is one of Niemeyer's most radiant buildings. The bridge over an enormous ornamental pool dotted with islands of tropical plants leads to one of the largest public art collections in Brazil. The Brazilian artist Bruno Giorgi (1905 - 1993) (the same artist who created the Hanging Angels in the Brasilia Cathedral) carved the sculpture "Meteoro" from a single four-ton block of Carrar marble, which has been exposed in the water garden in front of the Palace since 1967.Palácio do Planalto
The Palácio do Planalto is the official workplace of the President of Brazil. It is located at the Praça dos Três Poderes in Brasília.
O Palácio da Alvorada, residência oficial do Presidente da República
The Palace of the Dawn is the official residence of the Presidente of Brazil. The palace was designed, along the rest of the city of Brasília, by Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1958
Brazil's bicameral National Congress, consists of Senate of Brazil (the upper house) and and the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil (the lower house)
Museu Nacional, Complexo Cultural da República
Cultural Complex of the Republic
Procuradoria Geral da República
Federal Prosecutors' Office is another project by Oscar Niemeyer
The Juscelino Kubitschek bridge, also known as the 'President JK Bridge' or the 'JK Bridge', crosses Lake Paranoá in Brasília. It is named afterJuscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, former President of Brazil. It was designed by architect Alexandre Chan and structural engineer Mário Vila Verde.