The Rio Negro Palace is an eclectic building from 1889 and designed by Antonio Januzzi, author of several important works such as the opening of the current Rio Branco Avenue in the center of Rio de Janeiro in 1904.
During the Armed Revolt in Niteroi city, Petropolis was elevated to the provisional capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro being the Palace its headquarter. In 1902, with the return of the Government to Niterói, the Palace became vacant, having been mortgaged to the Bank of the Republic of Brazil because of financial difficulties.
From 1903, the Palácio Rio Negro became part of the Federal Government becoming the official residence of the Presidents of the Republic. In Ernesto Geisel government (military dictatorship) the Palace go to the Army, only returning to host the Presidents in the summer of 1996.
Since 2005 the Palace is administered by National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage - IPHAN.
In front of the house beside the pretty gasrden, there are 2 statues and an annex building.
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amaryllis (37039) 2013-08-25 23:52
Une belle présentation de ce palace de belle architecture et couleur, de beaux jardins d'après le peu que je vois et donc deux statues.
Ton cadrage est bien réalisé accompagné d'une belle lumière
GiovanniG (3270) 2013-08-26 0:14
Wonderful capture and narrative. The colors and detail are very well rendered. Well done Andre!
Noel_Byrne (31126) 2013-08-26 3:03
Really nice view on this, the composition of the statue makes a great addition to the shot and adds depth and scale. Love the angle on the house too with the sliver of green and blue and bottom and top.
All the best
gervaso (13727) 2013-08-26 9:18
Vejo que a região, além de belas paisagens naturais, também tem essa beleza de arquitetura, mostrada com muito boas cores e enquadramento assim mais fechado, mostrando belos detalhes! Excelente trabalho!
ourania (45404) 2013-09-11 11:16
I like very much the way you filled the frame with this wonderful facade giving it a fine perspective that's allowed you to include the elegant statue and lovely, contrasting sky. Depth and sharpness are excellent, the details are so well defined and attractive. I love the combination of bright and subdued tones. You've collected the light most effectively and captured the special allure of all the elements portrayed. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best to you and your growing family!
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13737)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, HOYA 67mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Petrópolis
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-25 16:58