Archive for March, 2008
Pink flip-flops not pictured.
This is the Juscelino Kubitschek memorial. It was his idea to make this beautiful city.
Anyway, I’m off back to São Paulo for a few days before moving south. Brasilia is simply amazing. I can’t wait to come back some day soon.
And just to prove that the people here don’t wear Logan’s Run-style jumpsuits…
Still more to follow later.
It’s difficult to put into words the mind-tingling joy one has looking at Oscar Niemeyer’s work. It seems very of its time, but doesn’t feel dated like so many buildings of that era. I’ve not read or studied his work much, so maybe this was the entire point and I’m being yawn-inducingly dull, but spending some time walking around amongst the buildings of Brasilia, I got the feeling that maybe his entire purpose here was to create buildings that simply offered interesting framings of the wonderful skies here; vast skies that remind me a little of the skies over Lincolnshire, oddly. Apologies for the generic arty-guy-with-a-camera-in-front-of-buildings photographs.
Still plenty more photos to come.