Photographer's Note

It was a Sunday morning, I took a Uber and crossed the the central town to reach the Alvorada Palace. There was a military fence 100 meters before and I had to walk to reach the moat of the palace, filled with colorful Japanese fishes. The palace was closed for visitors and even the popular gate was empty, the press nicknamed this spot (small walled) because usually during the Sunday mornings Bolsonaro liked to stay Live with the supporters there, talking stupid things and sending hard messages, but in these last months some of the visitors begun to make hard questions and he was even in discussion with some of them and the stupid populist event was cancelled. The driver of my Uber said at that moment he should be crossing the town in a motorcycle, surrounded by other supporters.
Alvorada Palace was the first building of Brasilia, created in 1959 as the house of Brazilian presidents, but many of them hated to live in this palace and preferred to live in other public buildings or even in their private homes, some of them said it was so huge and impersonal that it never would be a real home, other said it was so hot and not comfortable even being a masterpiece of Niemeyer.
It is located in the end of a peninsula, surrounded by the waters of the lake, the interior and the gardens are amazing, but I hadn't a chance to see them.
I was so far from the palace and got this classic image, sorry by the bad quality.
At side you can see the chapel in the shape of a snail shell. Dilma president used it as an office and I can tell you what happened after that.
The columns of the palace are famous and are the symbol of the city. If you pay attention you will be a sculpture in front the verandas. I will show it tomorrow.

Era uma manhã de domingo e tomei um uber para alcançar o Palácio da Alvorada. Havia uma barreira militar e caminhei até o fosso, onde estavam as coloridas carpas japonesas. Não pude visitar o palácio pois estava fechado.
O Palácio da Alvorada foi o primeiro prédio da cidade, erguido em 1959, mesmo sendo uma obra de Niemeyer, muitos presidentes detestavam o prédio e muitos preferiram morar em outros lugares, diziam que o prédio era quente demais, impessoal e nada parecido com um lar. Ao lado temos a capela em forma de caracol, que Dilma usou como escritório. As colunas são símbolo da cidade e muito famosas pelo formato. Se repararem bem verão uma escultura diante das varandas, eu a mostrarei amanhã.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13167 W: 174 N: 27435] (116601)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-10
  • Exposure: f/0.6, 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-05-21 1:47
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