Photographer's Note

When the rainy season begins in central Brazil it is natural fast showers in the afternoon.
My guide had explained me how the city was projected as a social experience, divided in sectors, as each super-block working as a little town, with everything someone needed being close of home, but I confess it was difficult to understand some details, in special the identification of the address.
In one of these super-blocks was one of the most curious buildings of the town. When the city was being built one of the daughters of the president JK became very sick and Dona Sara, the mother of the child, did a promise to Our Lady of Ftima to build a church for her. The girl survived and Dona Sara asked to Niemeyer (an atheist) to create a model of chapel for free. He said the model was and imitation of a hat of nun.
Inside there were murals of a modernist Brazilian-Italian artist that were covered with ink some years after, I guess the priests thought the painting wasn't nice for a church.
The tiles around the church,in dark blue and white, are a creation of Athos Bulco and shows swallows flying. As you see there was a mass in the moment. I will show you it after.
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Quando a estao chuvosa comea no centro do Brasil natural que aconteam chuvas rpidas no final da tarde.
Meu guia tinha me explicado como a cidade havia sido projetada, com superquadras que imitavam uma cidade pequena, com tudo aquilo que um morador necessitava estando perto de sua casa. Algumas coisas eram difceis de entender, em especial os endereos.
Numa dessas superquadras estava uma das construes mais curiosas de Braslia, a Igrejinha de N.S. de Ftima.
Quando a cidade estava sendo construda uma das filhas de JK ficou doente e Dona Sara pediu ajuda e fez promessa para N.S. de Ftima, quando a menina se recuperou ela mandou erguer uma capela para Maria, para isso, pediu a Niemeyer (que era ateu) que ele fizesse o projeto da capela de graa. Ele disse que as formas da capela eram aquelas de um chapu de freira.
O interior ganhou murais de um famoso artista moderno e anos depois foram cobertos de tinta, pois algum religioso achou que no eram apropriados para uma igreja.
J os azulejos ao redor da capela so obra de Athos Bulco, so azuis-escuros e brancos e mostram andorinhas voando.
Como podem ver, havia uma missa no momento, e eu mostrarei isso depois.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13012 W: 174 N: 26947] (115072)
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