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Série sobre a minha viagem à cidade de BRASÍLIA - Distrito Federal/DF - A Região Centro-Oeste do Brasil - A Capital do Meu País - De 02 a 04 de Janeiro de 2008 - nº 001

(Series on my trip to BRASÍLIA - Federal District - The Center-Western Region of Brazil - The Capital City of my Country - From January 2nd to 4th, 2008 - #001)



O METEORO - O PALÁCIO DO ITAMARATY - THE METEOR - THE ITAMARATY PALACE - This was my first visit to the Capital City of Brazil - My Country - from January 2nd to 4th 2008! I think this building (and its surroundings) is one of the most interesting and beautiful ones in that city. It's also a place I'd love to work at for I'm someone who loves traveling and foreign languages!


"With arches reflected in a mirror of water, with islands of tropical plants, the Headquarters of the Foreign Office in BRASÍLIA has the appearance of a palace built of glass. Designed by brazilian architect OSCAR NIEMEYER and situated next to the SQUARE OF THE THREE POWERS (Praça dos Três Poderes), it has works of art integrated into the architectural scheme with spans extending from 30 to 36 meters, a spiral staircase linking the floors and indoor gardens designed by the brazilian landscape painter, ROBERTO BURLE MARX, the building is considered to be a masterpiece of contemporary architecture.

As the focus of Brazilian foreign policy, the building has a façade that is adjacent to a sculpture by BRUNO GIORGI symbolizing the union between the five continents and it's acclaimed as a symbolic view of Brasilia - The METEOR! In addition, the building incorporates unusual features such as marble walls by ATHOS BULCÃO and other works depicting Brazil in previous centuries by foreign artists such as FRANS PROST, JEAN-BAPTISTE DEBRET and RUGENDAS. It houses a great collection of objects and works by other brazilian artists as well. The Palace is open to visitors daily."

(Source: http://www.mre.gov.br/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1417&Itemid=1320)



SOME PICTURE DATA:

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D80
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 10/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2008-01-03 08:06
Metering Mode: Pattern

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