It is week 4 of the Big City Girl QAL and this week we’re traveling to Brazilia, Brazil with a paper-pieced block of The National Congress Building designed by Sil from Brazil! She shares her block and interesting information about her city on Amy’s blog- During Quiet Time. This quilt-along proves once again how clueless I am when it comes to cities around the world. Here, I thought all of Brazil was located on the beach and everyone parties all day wearing sexy colorful beach-wear, with an umbrella decorated tropical drink, dancing the samba all day! Boy, I was wrong about that! Brazilia is located in the highlands, and has been described as a modern sculpture garden.
Brazilia is the National Capital of Brazil and is the largest city in the world that did not exist at the beginning of the 20th century. It was planned and designed in 1956 and is known for it’s modern architecture. Oscar Niemeyer, a Brazilian architect was the principal architect in developing the modern design of the city. He is famous for his use of abstract forms and curves, using reinforced concrete. as seen in the design of The National Congress Building of Brazil.
I read that the sunsets are especially beautiful in Brazilia!!
The National Congress Building