as you might/might not know, brasilia is sort of a mecca for architecture nerds (such as, well, me). a modernist mid-century city carved out of the jungle by oscar niemeyer in the late 50's.
brasilia is unique as a modern city, in that it was almost completely conceptualized, originally, by niemeyer and a few other architects and city planners. in fact, one of the reasons we're playing a show tonight in brasilia is due to my architectural nerdiness (when the original tour was proposed i suggested, 'how about brasilia?' so that i could see the neimeyer buildings in person). so, like every other architecture nerd, i had to take pictures of some of niemeyers more iconic brasilia buildings.
i have to say, the palacio de congress in person really is one of the most beautiful collection of buildings i've ever seen. maybe i'll go out tomorrow, as we have a day off, and take some more niemeyer pictures.