Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Ouro Preto, Belo Horizonte

Top image: The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói) is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, it was completed in 1996. 6 October 2018.. 

[A few images of Brazil, including Rio de Janiero, Ouro Preto, Belo Horizonte (Pampulha and INHOTIM), 4 to 10 October 2018]  Click image to enlarge

Copacabana beach, located at the Atlantic shore, stretches from Posto Dois (lifeguard watchtower Two) to Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). Hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and residential buildings dot the promenade facing Avenida Atlântica. Rio de Janeiro, 4 October 2018.

The Copacabana promenade, Avenida Atlântica, is a pavement landscape in large scale (4 km long). It was rebuilt in 1970 and has used a black and white Portuguese pavement design since its origin in the 1930s: a geometric wave. The promenade was designed by Roberto Burle Marx. Rio de Janeiro, 4 October 2018.

The 100-acre gardens and home of Brazil’s celebrated landscape designer, Roberto Burle Marx, reveals over 3,500 plant species, his collection of folk and other art, and whimsical touches throughout. 45 km from Rio de Janeiro, 5 October 2018.

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói) is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, and is one of the city’s main landmarks. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, it was completed in 1996. 6 October 2018.

‘Christ the Redeemer’ is an Art Deco statue created by French sculptor Paul Landowski. Located at the peak of Corcovado mountain, it was constructed between 1922 and 1931; the statue is 38 metres high, with the arms stretching 28 metres. Rio de Janeiro, 7 October 2018.

Ouro Preto (Black Gold), is a city and a former colonial mining town located in the Serra do Espinhaço mountains and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its outstanding Baroque Portuguese colonial architecture. It is located in one of the main areas of the Brazilian Gold Rush. 8 October 2018.

The Pampulha Modern Ensemble is an urban project in Belo Horizonte. Designed around an artificial lake, it includes a casino, a ballroom and the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi. The buildings were designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in collaboration with landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. 9 October 2018.

INHOTIM is home to one of the largest foundations of contemporary art in Brazil and one of the largest outdoor art centres in Latin America. It was founded by Bernardo Paz in 2004 to house his personal art collection, but opened to the public a couple of years later. It is located in Brumadinho, 60 km from Belo Horizonte. 10 October 2018.

INHOTIM, 10 October 2018.

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