Cities that will take the World Cup football matches in 2014. Brasilia
• Cities that Football 2014 Brazil will take the World Cup matches
We continue a series of reports from Brazil, which is preparing for the upcoming World Cup. Recall that we have already visited cities such as Salvador and Sao Paulo.
Today, Brazil - Brazil's capital. The city was built from scratch in 50-60s away from the Atlantic coast of the country, and took the transfer of the capital from Rio de Janeiro in 1960. The famous modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer has designed most of the administrative and public buildings in the city. Through this architectural complex of the city it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. For outstanding achievements in the construction of the new capital of Brazil in 1963. Niemeyer International Lenin Prize. On the new 70000th National Stadium in Brasilia held a few matches of the World Cup, including a third-place match.
Brasilia leaves double sensation. On the one hand, it affects the scope and grandeur of architectural experimentation.
On the other, there is a feeling that the city did not come to life, its artificial nature took over.
The city is like a piece of contemporary architecture, not a place for a comfortable life of people.
Brazilian capital residents not indifferent to the umbrella.
It is not surprising, because the umbrellas fit perfectly into the city's skyline.
The architectural complex of the capital symbolized the country's liberation from colonial oppression and economic development of the hinterland.
The new urban development plan had to meet new architectural forms, which replaced the country-specific Brazilian Baroque style.
Reinforced concrete was the main building material for buildings in the new capital.
An unusual modification of the pylons has been used Niemeyer for the ensemble of the Cathedral. Rotonda conoid-shaped, formed by fan staging arcuate pylons has 40 meters in height and base diameter - 70 meters.
A detailed examination of government buildings, Niemeyer built in Brasilia, one discovers a peculiar detail: the absence of barriers on ramps and stairs.
For decades, Brasilia called the city of the future and an example to follow.
However, many experts believe the city of Brasilia for cars, not for people.
David A. Lanegran by urban geographer, in his book "The reality of Brasilia" characterizes capital as follows: "The distances are huge and insurmountable distance; sun bake, and no trees to shelter. Bureaucrats and politicians are lured in Brasilia hundred percent premium to the salary and large apartments, but as soon as the work week ends, they fly a bullet in Rio or Sao Paulo - anywhere out of this sterility. "
People in the know say that the air is literally "The spirit of corruption."
The capital's things into your minds one simple rule: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes".
The city of palm trees feel a little out of place in the middle of concrete jungle.
The taxi drivers waiting for customers.
Capital Metro connects the governmental center of the city and satellite towns, where he lives most of the population.
The appearance of the metro stations is not original: Wall of office space lined with ceramic tiles, very typical of the Brazilian interior design.
Residents of the capital has no shortage of berries and fruits.
Youth ventured to make a walk in the center of Brasilia in one Sunday.
As mentioned above, on weekends Brasilia dying: Thousands of pure on a hand of government officials en masse move to the Atlantic Coast, and a neat palm groves occupy the losers, who are not able to fork out for a decent weekend in Rio.
Modern architecture is echoed by his predecessors reinforced concrete: clean lines, sterility and anguish.
It was only at the bus station there is a slight hint of a typical South American atmosphere.