Photographer's Note

It was the end of the day, the sky was cloudy and the photos not so nice, I preferred to use B&W.
Planalto Palace (Highland Palace) is one of the first buildings built in the town, from 1958 to 1960.
The building is located in the huge Square of Three Powers, it is facing the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, having at side the National Congress.
It is the office of the president of Brazil, in the 1980's, the country suffered a terrible economic crisis and a man took a bus and invaded the lower part of the palace, after that it was created a moat around the building to prevent this.
The columns of the palace are very famous, Niemeyer wanted them light as feathers touching the ground, anyway they were inspired in the rafts of Ceará State. That rounded structure in front is used only when the elected president is speaking to the people at first time. You can see a big ramp of marble, it is used when the president invites a special person to visit him (her), this created a expression: to climb the ramp of Planalto, meaning you got a special attention. You can see the guards at side. I will show you them some weeks ahead.
You can see small fences, this isn't usual, they were used in that days because the political war between Bolsonaro and the other powers of republic.
In the link you can see a raft of Ceará and see as it resembles the structure of these columns.


O dia estava acabando, o céu nublado e as fotos não estavam muito boas. Optei por usar o B&P.
O Palácio do Planalto é um dos primeiros prédios da cidade, erguido entre 1958 e 1960. Está localizado na imensa Praça dos Três Poderes, encarando o STF e tendo ao lado o Congresso Nacional.
É o local de trabalho do presidente e nos anos 1980, quando o país atravessava uma crise econômica imensa, um homem apanhou um ônibus e invadiu a parte inferior o prédio, depois disto foi criado um fosso na frente do palácio.
As colunas do palácio são famosas e Niemeyer queria que elas parecessem penas pousadas no solo, mas de fato elas parecem jangadas do Ceará. Vemos na foto aquela estrutura arredondada que é onde o presidente eleito faz seu primeiro discurso ao povo. Já a rampa que aparece mais além é usada em cerimônias onde o presidente recebe convidados especiais, o que criou a expressão: subir a rampa do Planalto. Ao lado vemos os guardas que vou mostrar mais adiante.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13172 W: 174 N: 27452] (116663)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-09
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  • Date Submitted: 2022-05-04 1:21
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