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06 December 2012

Oscar Niemeyer

The main reason I went to Brasillia (when I was in Brazil) was to see the highly planned city and the architecture; the design of which was led by Oscar Niemeyer; who passed away yesterday at the age of 104. Of the many cities I have travelled through, Brasillia has the most distinctive style; even if it is somewhat uniform. His later creations in the outskirts of Niteroi are equally spectacular; though not as grand.

I remember when I went to Niteroi, the Brazilian guide asking if I was an architect (given that all others in the group were architects). Somehow I have never been as interested in other architects - there was just something special about Niemeyer's creations.

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