Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Royal Library

Façade of the National Library after restoration and cleaning.
The Library is part of the program of the prince John VI to modernize the city when he came to Brazil, in 1808.
Fachada da Biblioteca Nacional depois da restauração e limpeza.
A Biblioteca faz parte do programa do Príncipe D. João VI de modernização da cidade quando veio para o Brasil, em 1808.
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3 comments:

  1. Neoclassical at its best. I know some people don't like it because it doesn't look "authentic to South America" (at least one of my professors likes to rant on them), but I think it gives it a certain feel to it.

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  2. Gorgeous building! Unfortunatelly I've not visited the Library when I was there...

    Muito obrigado pelos simpáticos comentários!

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  3. Amazing to see a very European building this grand in Brazil. Nevertheless, I think it's magnificent!

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