Saved: April 12th 2011April 15th 2007
Palacio Nacional in Distrito Federal
the headquarters of the government here in Brasilia is a very modern affair
Well there is no stranger capital city in the world that i have been to than the one that is tha capital of Brasil, with its aeroplane inspired design and difficulty in getting around also. Most of the buildings do not look more than twenty years old and the city just rises out of the desert as one approaches it by land or air. In a little way it kind of reminds be of Birmingham combined with bits of Liverpool for the architecture in england with the all the high rises around brum & spaghetti junction bearing a resemblance also. I do miss the good transport of Colombia which was a lot easy to get around with modern metro or transmillenio trams in the big cities like bogota and medellin there.
Anyway, I decide to spend only a nite hear because most of the attractions fortunately lie on the same four lane massive avenue that runs north to south in the capital, besides paying 35 reais for one night here is way too expensive and especially because it is one of the smallet rooms I have had to occupy so far on my travels. Brasilia has wacky modern architecture,
Tv Viewing Tower, Brasilia
the place for the best and furthest view over the capital city
communist type high rise tower blocks representing all the major deparments like transport, food & fisheries, environment, etc....but not a great deal of nightlife and the heat is pretty unbearable & I want to be heading south to argentina before it gets too cold..
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