World view – Brazil: Brasilia, after the election

People reflected in a pool in front of the National Museum in the Brazilian capital on Monday, the day after Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party was narrowly re-elected president. The modernist city was founded in 1960 to replace Rio de Janeiro as the federal capital and designed by urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer. The dome-shaped museum is one Niemeyer’s many iconic buildings. Continue reading…

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