the streets for the city and began construction, they placed the majority of the buildings which house Brazil's governmental offices along the edges of the great lawn. Most of these buildings are your basic office rectangular multiplied in a row. However, two of them caught my eye as we drove by because of their architectural differences. Yes they both have glass fronts with wave like facades made of concrete Oscar Niemeyer is known for. But the first building that caught my eye did so not because of these features but because of the staggering curved cement slabs protruding from the front glass windows. From these slabs of concrete water flows over its curved edges and plummets to the reflecting pool below creating a ripple in the reflection. If you look at it from the right angle, the clouds in the sky reflecting in the glass building front look as if they are tossing rain to the earth below.
Before we leave the Eixo Monumental for our next destination, it is important to point out another unique decision made by the city planners. As you drive around the large green space - the rest of the edges are segregated into specific areas or districts. For instance, there is an area where all the hotels can be found, another where all the financial district is and finally a retail district finding its home on the edge of the Eixo Monumental. The whole city is laid out like this with pockets of residential and commercial and not very much mixing of the two.
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|Flowers at Park|
|Central Bank of Brazil -|
|Dom Bosco Cathedral|
|Lovely house entrance in Southern Neighborhood|
|Path along lake|
|Dom Bosco Doors|