Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil

This Roman-Catholic church in Brazil’s capital was designed by Oscar Niemeyer to symbolize two hands pointing to heaven. The cathedral is made up of 16 concrete columns, representing hyperboloid structures with asymmetric sections. In the square outside the cathedral, four bronze sculptures representing the Evangelists greet visitors. Three suspended angel sculptures decorate the building’s interior, weighing 100 kg, 200 kg and 300 kg.


Mr. Insanium said...

That my friends is a CATHEDRAL!, in my city we have a norman era cathedral one of the most impressive gothic buildings structures in the UK, but that one is just plain ass awesome

Doo said...

Whoa! I love it. Really impressive. Modern architecture for sure.

I see you are back! Welcome back!

Suciô Sanchez said...

Must be very impressive from the inside.

Con Queso said...

Wow, looks awesome. I'd like to visit that someday. Brazil isn't high on my travel list, but definitely will look into it someday.