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JK (Juscelino Kubitsckek de Oliveira) was a poor orphan boy from Minas Gerais, got to study because a priest and became a doctor and worked in the civil war of 1932. Sara, the daughter of a politician fell en love for him and the politic adventure was only begun. He became mayor of the capital of Minas, governor of Minas and then he became president of Brazil. During elections campaign a man of this region asked him if he would have courage to move the capital from Rio to central Brazil, a project dreamed since 18th century. And he promised that, and created a modern city in the wilderness.
This is a curious building, very small, a mix os sculpture and museum. It has the shapes of a T, here we can see only the base, on its interior you have the texts, wrote in marble, of old politicians, during centuries, saying about necessity to build a new capital in central Brazil. You can see the face of JK facing the Three Powers Square.
Why this supermarket cart is here ? Curiously, watching the news I discovered after Covid-19 pandemic a man had a small enterprise that entered in bankruptcy and he was cleaning cars in the square to survive.
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JK foi um garoto órfão e pobre de Minas Gerais, conseguiu estudar graças a ajuda de um padre. Se formou em medicina e atuou como médico na revolução de 1932. Sara, a filha de um político, se apaixonou por ele e a longa carreira política começou. Ele se tornou prefeito de BH, governador de MG e presidente do Brasil. Durante a campanha presidencial um homem dessa região lhe perguntou se ele teria coragem de trazer a capital do Rio para o centro do Brasil, um sonho imaginado desde o século 18, e ele prometeu fazer isso e ergueu uma cidade moderna no meio do sertão.
Essa construção é uma mistura de prédio e escultura, tem formato de T, vemos aqui apenas a base. No interior estão textos escritos em mármore por velhos políticos explicando a necessidade de se criar uma capital no centro do país.
Aqui vemos a cabeça de JK olhando a praça, o carrinho de supermercado pertence a um pequeno empresário falido que perdeu tudo com a pandemia de Covid-19 e então lavava carros na praça para sobreviver.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13170 W: 174 N: 27445] (116635)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-09
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-05-03 1:23
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