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Buildings of Brasília – Awe Inspiring Capital

Aboard the tourist bus I have two more blogs to conclude my description of my experiences of Brasilia, the planned capital city of Brazil. The previous four are: Boggling Brasília – overview of a planned metropolis June 14, 2011- Bewitching Brasília -birds eye view of the capital June 17, 2011- Appraising Brasília –How does this planned city rate? July 28, 2011: Touring Brasília – the Tourist Experience Tomorrow’s Blog will tackle the fundamental problem of Brasília- successfully being a pedestrian! I took a very informative Tourist bus for a two hour tour of Oscar Niemeyer’s awe inspring architecture. Niemeyer’s was responsible for most of the…

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Buzzing Brasilia- the Tourist Experience

This is my fourth article on my recent experiences on Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. When I told people that I was going to visit there, I got one of three reactions: Why? Where? What for? I was regaled with tales of people going mad with boredom in the sterile cityscape and the empty streets. Even Brazilians said to me that it would not take long to see the sights! Brasilia gets such a bad rap – from anyone who has never been there. The locals I spoke to, however, liked their city.  Many who were born there, bristle at the…

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