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This building is so amazing, but the illumination was not so good. It was built between 1969-1974 and it has 117,000 square meters of area.
Here I was in the Duque de Caxias Avenue and you can see the gigantic headquarters in the far BG whose name is Fort Caxias (because Duke of Caxias), the patron of Brazilian army who prevented Brazil was dismantled when the emperor Pedro II was only a teen and faced the menace of Paraguay in the most terrible war Brazil faced at the end of 19th century. Caxias was the only duke of Brazilian empire, the only man who choose the name of his noble title, based in a city of Maranh鉶 he conquered during the first rebellion he extinguished. He was the military instructor of the emperor when young and a real friend of him.
Niemeyer said the obelisk was the sword of Caxias and I guess the structure ahead should be the shield, despite he never used one.
This amazing structure with the shape of a long curve was created as a shelter for the highest authorities of Brazil when they are facing the military parades in the big avenue, in my opinion it is one of the most precious samples of Brazilian architecture, but this isn't so evident here, first time I saw it in the 1990's I became fascinated.
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O pr閐io do Quartel General do ex閞cito (Forte Caxias) foi erguido entre 1969 e 1974 e tem 117 mil m2.
Nesta foto eu estava na Avenida Duque de Caxias e vemos o quartel ao fundo. O arco de concreto que vemos depois do obelisco foi criado por Niemeyer para abrigar as autoridades durante os desfiles militares na avenida. Na minha opini鉶 esse arco uma das mais belas obras da arquitetura brasileira.
O Duque de Caxias o patrono do ex閞cito brasileiro, gra鏰s a ele o pa韘 se manteve unido durante o governo de Pedro II, que era seu instrutor pessoal e grande amigo e foi gra鏰s a ele que o Brasil venceu a Guerra do Paraguai. Caxias foi o 鷑ico duque do imp閞io brasileiro e o 鷑ico a escolher seu t韙ulo, baseado no nome de uma cidade maranhense que ele conquistou durante a revolta da balaiada.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13172 W: 174 N: 27452] (116663)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-09
  • Exposure: f/0.2
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-05-10 1:35
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