Guarana - a Brazilian soda with a refreshing exotic flavor. It is a great traditional meal and gives Lucia time to catch up with Markos and Luiz. I spend the time intensely listening for Portuguese words I know and attempting to figure out what the are talking about. Lucia's daughter has come along and knows a little English so I provide her with a little practice as well.
(this will act as my Portuguese lesson for the day)
Our next destination is the television tower in the center of the Eixo Monumental. The tower is known for its observation deck with wonderful views of the city. In 2010 we toured some of the main tourist areas of Brasilia and this was one of our stops. At that time there were vendor shacks lining the sidewalk between the parking area and the tower. Today there is a newly constructed open air flee market to house these
being piped in and upon further investigation I notice the huge pond of water at the base of the small incline. The pond has a blast of water shooting from the center some twenty plus feet into the blue
|more of the beautiful fountains|
|view from the tv towers observation platform - financial district|
|another view - hotel district|
|yet another view - notice the newly constructed flee market below|
|view of construction for the new soccer stadium.|
|view down the eixo monumental - see the fountain below|
it was not working on my 2010 visit!