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... airflow through the city. They even
imported trees from all over the world so that there would always be flowers,
it’s a really pretty place.
The city is built in districts, in the shape of an aeroplane
– the body of the aeroplane is the business district (really mostly government
departments) and the wings are the residential parts. It all fronts on to a
huge artificial lake. There are no street names, just numbers, and every block
When you are travelling for an extended period of time it's sometimes difficult to predict where you will be on a certain date and often your plans change along the way. However there is always an outline plan, and when in July my sister Miranda said "where will you be at Christmas, James and I want to come and visit you" we quickly and fairly roughly came up with "Brazil".
When you only have two weeks for your holiday, time is precious so back in July ...
... of revolution with asymmetric sections. The hyperboloid structure itself is a result of 16 identical assembled concrete columns . These columns, having a hyperbolic section and weighing 90 tons represent two hands moving upwards to heaven. The Cathedral was dedicated on May 31, 1970. The architecture was arguably inspired by the design of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
We also visited the ...
On Tuesday, my trusty taxi service, aka Nault Taxis, delivered me to Springfield where I collected a car for the drive to JFK airport, and an overnight flight to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Stayed in Sao Paulo just one night and flew the next day to Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil, created from nothing in the late 1950s/early 1960s. The president at that time, Juscelino Kubitschek, who was mighty keen on getting the new capital built during his four year term of office, gave ...
... got on a bus to the city center and checked in at the Manaus Hostel, 1 block away from the Opera House. Good place. - the rest of the day was spent exploring the city, especially the great bar specialized in juice close to the hostel (Esquina dos Sucos) and the area close to the port where there are some bars and live ...