Parliament Buildings, Brasilia. Brazil. 1972. by johnrf


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The parliament buildings in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, as I saw them in 1972 during an extensive Architectural and structural study tour to North and South America. Brasilia was then in its early stages of development and construction as planned by the greatest of South American architects " Oscar Niemeyer".
Oscar was then banned and out of the country, so I had to meet with the head of the Planning Commission instead – which made this a long and unrewarding trip and one during which I was (briefly) arrested for using my camera in the Government Zone.
Taken using my Olympus OM1. Scanned and restored from Kodachrome 64 slides in 2011. This image is featured by the “Sculpture” Group..
Viewed 688 times as at September 4, 2013.

Keen long term member of the Pakenham Camera Club located in Victoria, Australia; and I specialise in landscape, travel, garden and outdoor photography generally.
I use only Olympus SLR;s and DSLR’s and I process my images using Apple computers and mainly Apple software..

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  • Cat Perkinton
    Cat Perkintonover 3 years ago

    This is so futuristic, brilliantly bonkers scales to the buildings – great re-discovery John

  • Thanks Rinky. The work of Oscar Niemeyer, the greatest of Brazil’s Architects, is well worth you having a look at. (I understand that Oscar is still with us at the remarkable age of 106.)

    – johnrf

  • James2001
    James2001about 2 years ago

    Congratulations, this excellent image has been featured in the FILM PHOTOGRAPHY group.
    Group Host

  • Thanks James. i appreciate your selection and your Group very much.

    – johnrf

  • Julie Van Tosh Photography
    Julie Van Tosh...about 2 years ago

    Wonderful restoration, wonderful image! Congratulations on the feature! Otherworldly, timeless.

  • Thank you very very much for your kind comment Julie.

    – johnrf

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Nicely done..great capture.

  • Thank you very much dgscotland.

    – johnrf

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