Monday, July 20, 2009

Brazilian official cards

Last friday and today i've got 2 brazilian cards. I like both of them.

BR-69928, sent by Rubens.
This strange building is the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, Paraná State.
"The Oscar Niemeyer Museum was inaugurated in 2002 with the name Novo Museu or New Museum. With the conclusion of remodeling and the construction of a new annex, it was reinaugurated on July 8, 2003, with the current denomination to honor its famous architect who completed this project at 95 years of age. It is also known as Museu do Olho or Museum of the Eye, due to the design of the building.
The museum focuses on the visual arts, architecture and design. For its magnificence, beauty and for the importance of the collection, it represents a cultural institution of international significance. The complex of two buildings, installed in an area of 35 thousand square meters, it is a true example of architecture allied with art. The first building was designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1967, faithful to the style of the time, and conceived as an educational institute. It was remodeled and adapted to function as a museum, for which Niemeyer designed the annex, reminiscent of an eye, imprinting it with a new characteristic identity.
The museum features many of Niemeyer's signature elements: bold geometric forms, sculptural curved volumes placed prominently to contrast with rectangular volumes, sinuous ramps for pedestrians, large areas of white painted concrete, and areas with vivid murals or paintings." - in
: wikipedia

BR-69288, sent by Tito Garcez.
This card was a good surprise because it was sent by Tito, once a very active postcrosser on the portuguese community in the postcrossing forum. He hasn't been there for awhile so it was good to hear from him again.
This card is from his hometown Aracaju, Sergipe state. On the card we can see the João Alves Filho Bridge, also known as Aracaju Bridge, and a folk group.

1 comment:

Chris Overstreet said...

I love cards showing traditional costumes. I just wish the photographer had been a little closer! He/she could still have gotten the bridge and a little more detail as well. Must put a card showing these costumes on my wish list.