ultramarinus – beyond the sea


The Palacio Itamaraty (Itamaraty Palace) is the headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations.  Again designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the building was completed in 1970.  Since then, it was used primarily to receive foreign guests of the government.  We took a 45-minute English tour that led us into the main lobby on the ground level with a spiral staircase, and a reception dining room and rooftop terrace on the second level.  National treasures since independence and modern sculptures dotted the interior of both levels.  We also visited the semi-indoor garden on the ground level planted with species from the Amazon.

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Read more on Brasilia, Brazil
Day 13.2 – First Impression, Brasilia
Day 14.1 – Pilot Plan, Brasilia
Day 14.2 – Eixo, Monumental, Brasilia
Day 14.3 – Catedral Metropolitana, Brasilia
Day 14.4 – Palacio Itamaraty, Brasilia
Day 14.5 – Congresso Nacional, Brasilia
Day 15.1 – Santuario Dom Bosco, Brasilia

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

2 responses

  1. Beautiful photos, you’re whetting my appetite to visit Brasil. I particularly love the Niemeyer staircase: outrageous.

    October 25, 2013 at 10:27 pm

  2. Very beautiful photos . It made my eyes open on Brazilian design.

    October 26, 2013 at 12:23 am

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