Monumental Bittar Hotel
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... showers and the wifi even reached the tents so I figured why spend the extra money when I could have the same amenities and my own space. After setting up and lunch, we taxied into town. The people I was with and I headed to Our Lady of Aparecida Metropolitan Cathedral. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and consecrated on October 12, 1967. You actually walk down a ramp to enter into the church which is below ground level with a glass dome ...
... cities' so at rush hours the roads can be terrible!
From the air Brasilia looks like an aeroplane - it had a main body with the Federal Government buildings at the head (like first class), the local administration buildings in the centre and the army headquarters at the tail. On both sides 'wings' spread north and south (or maybe east and west?!) with each side being symmetrical! ...
... We went to a cultural museum where there was an art exhibit on. The first room we walked into was about a dozen apples, all on individual tables, partitioned by glass. The second room had only beanbags and a sound system playing water sounds. The third was the same as the second, except the sound system was playing laughter... We gave up and found the cafe and watched the football after that. Not our cup of tea really. Heading east next. Hope everyone at home is doing ...
... to get in touch with her. She is lovely.
Denise and Jussara took us all over Brasilia, which is the capitol of Brasil and shaped like a plane. With this design, it takes a long time to get from one end (or wing) to the other, and a 40 min drive to get into the centre is just about standard.
All the government buildings are in Brasilia and all very well planed out and symmetrical. We really enjoyed visiting ...
... city in the shape of a plane became Brazil's capital.
Shortly after, this city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so little has changed since it was first planned and built.
So, when you arrive in Brasilia, you really think that you've gone through a space-time tunnel and re-appeared in a 1960s sci-fi movie. The only things missing are people dressed in silver suits and driving Jetsons-style hover cars.
The funny thing is that ...