Bem-vindo a Brasília (Welcome to Brasília)

I arrived in Brasília in the afternoon of 30 October 2010 after a slight delay in São Paulo because of the weather (it is, after all, spring and the beginning of the rainy season in Brazil).  With only a few hours of sunlight left in the day, I visited the Ermida Dom Bosco (Dom Bosco Chapel) in the Dom Bosco Ecological Park on the shore of Lake Paranoá.  The chapel was built in honor of the Italian saint Dom Bosco who, in 1883, had a dream in which he saw a utopian city in the New World located between the 15º and 20º parallels.  That dream would later inspire the construction of Brasília, the capital of Brazil.  From the chapel, one can see the esplanade of the ministries of Brazil and the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, named in honor of the Brazilian president who conceived of the idea to build a new capital for Brazil. There, on the shore of Lake Paranoá, I witnessed my first sunset in the Southern Hemisphere, and what a glorious sunset it was.

The Dom Bosco Chapel

The Dom Bosco Chapel

SOURCE: The Dom Bosco Chapel (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Skyline of  Brasília

Skyline of  Brasília

SOURCE: Skyline of Brasília (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge

The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge

SOURCE: The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Sunset over Lake Paranoá

Sunset over Lake Paranoá

SOURCE: Sunset over Lake Paranoá (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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2 Responses to Bem-vindo a Brasília (Welcome to Brasília)

  1. Nice! Hope you have (or had) a good time.

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