Photographer's Note

The Square of the Three Powers is not any square as all those that we knew. Its a civic space, that besides attracting tourists, this place also has the political meaning, being stage of great manifestations and celebrations.
Its placed at the end of the Monumental Scale, side East of the city, and it has an area of 26,4 thousand m2 and it is part of the town planning projected by Lcio Costa, which said the following words about this Square: "I would like the Square of the Three Powers to be a Versailles, no a Versailles of the king, but, a Versailles of the people, which treated with a lot of elegance and respect."
This square gathers the three constituted powers of the Republic: at the center, the National Congress - the Legislative Power, to the North, the Palace of the Plateau - the Executive Power, and to the South, Federal Supreme Court - the Judiciary Power. The objective is to show the balance among these three Powers. In this square there are great concentrated works of arts, as The Justice, by Alfredo Cheschiatti, the Historical Museum of Braslia, the Pantheon of the Homeland and the Pavilion of the National Flag.
In the picture to the side, it is the famous sculpture entitled of The Warriors, dated of 1959, made in bronze, with 8 meters of height, it is considered as one of the symbols of the Capital, it was projected by Bruno Giorgi, (1905 -1993), Brazilian artist, born in So Paulo. This work, it is also known as Os Candangos, that it is a homage to the workers that worked in the construction of Braslia. Other works by Bruno Giorgi: The Meteor.
Nowadays, this picture shows, also, Bento Viana's photographic exhibition, hes a photographer from Braslia, entitled Braslia Illuminated, that is a homage to Oscar Niemeyer (1907), for a hundred years. These photographic panels can be visited by night, because they are all illuminated. This Square, with all their monuments and constructions, was officially tumbled by law as Historical Patrimony, on December 06 of 2007. In WS, a night view of this exhibition.
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A Praa dos Trs Poderes, no uma praa qualquer como todas aquelas que conhecemos. Ela um espao cvico, que alm de atrair turistas, tambm tem o significado poltico, sendo palco de grandes manifestaes e celebraes.
Est situada ao final da Escala Monumental, lado leste da cidade, tem uma rea de 26,4 mil m2 e faz parte do plano urbanstico projetado por Lcio Costa, o qual disse as seguintes palavras sobre esta Praa: Eu queria que a Praa dos Trs Poderes fosse um Versalhes, no um Versalhes do rei, mas um Versalhes do povo, tratado com muito apuro".
Esta praa rene os trs poderes constitudos da Repblica: ao centro, o Congresso Nacional o Poder Legislativo, ao norte, o Palcio do Planalto o Poder Executivo, e ao sul, o Supremo Tribunal Federal o Poder Judicirio. O objetivo mostrar o equilbrio entre estes trs Poderes. Nesta praa esto concentradas grandes obras de artes, como A Justia, de Alfredo Cheschiatti, o Museu Histrico de Braslia, o Panteo da Ptria e o Pavilho da Bandeira Nacional.
Na foto ao lado, est a famosa escultura intitulada de Os Guerreiros, datada de 1959, feita em bronze, com 8 metros de altura, considerada como um dos smbolos da Capital, foi projetada por Bruno Giorgi, (1905-1993), artista brasileiro, nascido em So Paulo. Esta obra, tambm conhecida como Os Candangos, que uma homenagem aos operrios que trabalharam na construo de Braslia. Outros trabalhos de Bruno Giorgi: O Meteoro.
Atualmente, esta foto mostra, tambm, a exposio fotogrfica de Bento Viana, fotgrafo brasiliense, intitulada Braslia Iluminada, que uma homenagem ao cem anos de Oscar Niemeyer (1907). Estes painis fotogrficos podem ser visitados noite, pois so todos iluminados.
Esta Praa, com todos seus monumentos e edificaes, foi oficialmente tombada por lei como Patrimnio Histrico, em 06 de dezembro de 2007. No WS, uma viso noturna desta exposio.

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