Brasilia

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Palacio do Itamaraty
(Itamaraty Palace)
Houses the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, and is home to a pretty cool reflecting pool Like a lot of buildings in Brasilia, it was designed by Oscar Niemeyer who was a pretty famous modern architect. Soon after Juscelino Kubitschek became president in 1956, he wanted to build a new capital for Brazil and gave Oscar Niemeyer free rein to design the whole thing.
Santuario Dom Bosco, which doesn't look like much from the outside... But inside is pretty amazing Santuario Dom Bosco ceiling with the large chandelier that's lit up at night
Santuario Dom Bosco altar 12 different shades of blue stained glass are used to make the windows Stained glass
Santuario Dom Bosco interior Supposed to represent a starry sky Close-up of the stained glass
Brasilia sign The Cathedral of Brasilia Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and completed in 1970
Entrance ramp takes you down to the interior Interior of the cathedral Three angels
22,000 sq ft of stained glass Cathedral altar Cathedral of Brasilia interior
Cathedral of Brasilia interior One of the ministry buildings The ministry buildings, which all look the same, line each side of the Esplanada dos Ministerios
Congreso Nacional do Brasil
(National Congress of Brazil)
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the two hemispheres are the chambers for the Senate and the Deputies, with office buildings in the middle Palacio da Justica
(Palace of Justice)
Might have wandered into a not-so-safe part of town Central Bank of Brazil View from my hotel room of a shopping center
Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro Outside of the national theater Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and completed in 1966
Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro Catedral Militar Rainha da Paz
(Military Cathedral of the Queen of Peace)
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, completed in 1994 Catedral Militar Rainha da Paz interior The only three windows
Torre de TV
(Television Tower)
Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial
Entrance to the memorial The tomb of President Juscelino Kubitschek Another entrance to the memorial, designed by Oscar Niemeyer and opened in 1981
Palacio da Justica, home to the Ministry of Justice One of the waterfalls that feeds the koi pond Designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1957
Palacio da Justica Palacio da Justica Palacio da Justica
Palacio da Justica Chamber of Deputies Annex Building Chamber of Deputies Annex Building
The National Museum of the Republic, designed by Oscar Niemeyer Just hanging out in downtown Praca dos Tres Poderes
(Plaza of Three Powers)
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, and named because it's surrounded by the offices of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government
Supremo Tribunal Federal
(Supreme Federal Court)
"The Justice" sculpture Eternal Flame of Tancredo Neves Memorial
"The Warriors" sculpture by Bruno Giorgi, located in the Praca dos Tres Poderes Memorial dos Povos Indigenas
Memorial Museum of the Indian People
Artwork inside the museum
Museum courtyard, which was desinged by Oscar Niemeyer in 1987 Supposed to resemble a Yanomamo round house Museum courtyard cover
Estadio Nacional de Brasilia 69,000+ capacity Needs more columns
Brasilia shopping center Flag ceremony Palacio do Planalto, the workplace of the Brazilian president
Congreso Nacional do Brasil Praca do Buriti fountain More Brasilia architecture
TV Tower, 738 ft tall and a free elevator ride to the observation deck Looking east down the Monumental Axis Looking west down the Monumental Axis. The large building is the convention center.
Esplanada dos Ministerios and the National Cathedral Estadio Nacional de Brasilia The Brasilia Digital TV Tower, designed by Oscar Niemeyer with construction completed in 2012
Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge Congreso Nacional do Brasil Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial
From front to back - National Library, National Museum, and National Cathedral TV Tower construction Brasilia sign

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