Landmarks in Brasília

Among the many sights in Brasília are the Avenue of the States with the flags of all the states of Brazil and the Federal District. Because of the fluttering of the flags in the wind and movement of the camera during a long night exposure, my photo of the flags turned out to be something of a surrealistic, though beautiful, interpretation of the Avenue of the Flags. Not far from the Avenue of the Flags is the Palácio do Congresso Nacional (the Brazilian National Congress Building).  In the photo, one can see the Towers of the National Congress, with the Federal Senate of Brazil housed in the semisphere to the left of the towers and the Chamber of the Deputies of Brazil housed in the hemisphere to the right of the towers. The Federal Senate represents the states of Brazil, with 3 representatives from each state plus the Federal District. The Chamber of the Deputies of Brazil represents the people, with the number of representatives proportional to the population.  A short way from the Palácio do Congresso Nacional is the Palácio do Itamaraty (the Foreign Ministry Building), surrounded by an aquatic garden and beautifully lit at night. Then, to the west of these sights is the Brasília City Park and Fountain Square, an incredible light and sound fountain in the middle of the park.

The Avenue of the States

The Avenue of the States

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

Palácio do Congresso Nacional (Brazilian National Congress Building)

Palácio do Congresso Nacional (Brazilian National Congress Building)

SOURCE: Palácio do Congresso Nacional (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Palacio do Itamaraty (Foreign Ministry Building)

Palacio do Itamaraty (Foreign Ministry Building)

SOURCE: Palácio do Congresso Nacional (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Light and Sound Fountain

Light and Sound Fountain

SOURCE: Light and Sound Fountain (Brasília, Federal District, Brazil), photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 30 October 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Stephen J. Danko

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3 Responses to Landmarks in Brasília

  1. WOWOWOWOWOW! Awesome! Have you considered becoming a photographer at all? So wonderful!

    • Steve says:

      Well, Cheryl, one of my photos has been published, and even though I didn’t get paid for the photo, I guess you could consider me a published photographer (if not a paid professional photographer).

  2. fernanda cristina costa says:

    Steven congratulations for the photos.
    We are very pleased to meet you.
    We hope you come back to Brazil other times.
    Many hugs from your friends, Fernanda, Alberto, Daniel (mother, father and brother of Felipe).

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