Cloud Surfing – Brasilia

GrumbleSmiles was set up to provide innovative answers to tackling the problems of loneliness in later life.    Many older people are less able to get out and about, which can be the first steps towards a life of isolation.

My travel around the clouds continue you can see more of my travel adventures by clicking on CLOUD SURFING in the TAG CLOUD).   Today I invite you to join me on a trip to unknown destinations around the world and an opportunity to talk to new and interesting people.    All at no cost and from the comfort of your own armchair.

We are going cloudsurfing to a continent I am visiting for the first time in this blog.

Courtesy of a blogger and photographer Sonia Mascaro from Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Her photographs, which were taken in 2008, are of Brasilia.



Brasilia was the new capital built in the centre of Brazil in the 1960’s.    The majority of the buildings were designed by Oscar Niemeyer and were spectacular in their appearance.  This was shortly before the time that I went to university to study architecture and the buildings made a lasting impression on me.

For more photographs click on the link below.

In the weeks ahead, I will publish more blogs and photographs from my cloud surfing travels.

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2 Responses to Cloud Surfing – Brasilia

  1. jaredstyan says:

    This is really cool stuff! I like what you are doing with your blog.

  2. intriguing, a modern capital, grown out of the Amazonian forest, no wood in the structure? I just ponder what is the natural stone of the area [granite-gypsum-Portland-??? sandstone?? or is it that the designers could be free with ideas and used the articles/materials of construction that afforded them the best soft/hard lines and features with gracious curves, and abrupt straight lines that the manmade made or mixed constituents such as glass and concrete could offer, in its many finishes and hues?

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