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Old April 18th, 2010, 12:52 AM   #1
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Belo Horizonte | A photographic report of Brazil's third largest metropolis

Belo Horizonte photographic report

Despite its importance within Brazil, Belo Horizonte is not a well known city outside the country. I intend to show you guys some interesting places and buildings in the city.

The thread is going to be updated as forumers comment, so it doesn't get too heavy.

I aprecciate your comments, thanks!
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Old April 18th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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Rua da Bahia

Rua da Bahia has always been of the most important streets of Belo Horizonte. Since the times when the city was being built, this street became the main link between the Central Rail Station and the Palace of Justice at Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square).

Nowadays, Rua da Bahia is regarded as the cultural axis of Belo Horizonte.

01 - The city's Central Rail Station which also hosts a subway station and a museum.
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02 - Cultural Center
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05 - Inimá de Paula museum
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06 - Minas Gerais state's literature academy
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07 - Close at Lourdes church
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08 - Lourdes church
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09 - The headquarters of a local bank
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10 - On the way to Praça da Liberdade or "Liberty Square"
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:44 AM   #3
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Good ones. Keep posting.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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Great Pics of Belo Horizonte

Great photos... I posted a link to them from our Minas International facebook page.

Do you live in BH? If yes, check out Minas International... www.minasinternational.com. We are a not for profit group bringing together English speakers living, working and doing business in Minas Gerais.

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Old April 18th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #5
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Really very nice, amazing photos of Belo Horizonte
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Old April 18th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #6
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Great pictures!
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Old April 19th, 2010, 04:44 PM   #7
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Thank you guys for the comments.

Please keep feedback so I can post more pics.

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Great photos... I posted a link to them from our Minas International facebook page.

Do you live in BH? If yes, check out Minas International... www.minasinternational.com. We are a not for profit group bringing together English speakers living, working and doing business in Minas Gerais.

Maxine

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Wow, that sounds isteresting! Yes, I'm BH, born and raised.
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Old April 19th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #8
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Praça da Liberdade

Praça da Liberdade is one of the most famous squares of Belo Horizonte.

Until this year, the historic surrounding buildings used to host government ministries. Now, a new administrative center was built elsewhere and a new project is changing the whole area.

All those buildings are now becoming cultural and entertainment facilities, creating one of the biggest and most important cultural complexes of Latin America.

At the moment, two museums are finished, and many others will be completed soon.

01 - The former government palace, known as Palácio da Liberdade.
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03 - Other buildings nearby
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04 - The modernist building shown in the picture will become a boutique hotel
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05 - A public library, designed by Oscar Nimeyer
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06 - More modernism
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07 - The front building will become one of the most important cultural centers in the country. It's probably the largest building of the complex.
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09 - This is one of the recently completed museums. The renovation project was designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha.
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10 - Construction work. Notice the panoramic elevator.
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11 - This was the first building of the complex to be open to public. It hosts temporary exhibitions and it's also a planetarium and observatory.
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12 - A night shot at the opening event
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Old April 21st, 2010, 10:21 PM   #9
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Cara, sério mesmo, vc partiu meu coração agora! Minha mãe trabalhou muitos anos na casa que aparece na sexta foto de cima para baixo. Número 197 da Avenida Bias Fortes. Casa de D. Carmela Falci. Minha mãe foi costureira da família. Estive nessa casa tantas vezes. Tão bonita por dentro! Uau... Estranho...No lote à esquerda ficava a residencia de um dos filhos dela..."Academia Mineira de Letras"?....
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Old April 24th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #10
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Cara, sério mesmo, vc partiu meu coração agora! Minha mãe trabalhou muitos anos na casa que aparece na sexta foto de cima para baixo. Número 197 da Avenida Bias Fortes. Casa de D. Carmela Falci. Minha mãe foi costureira da família. Estive nessa casa tantas vezes. Tão bonita por dentro! Uau... Estranho...No lote à esquerda ficava a residencia de um dos filhos dela..."Academia Mineira de Letras"?....
Valeu por comentar.

Hoje lá funciona a Academia Mineira de Letras, o prédio a esquerda faz parte do complexo e foi projetado por Gustavo Pena.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 06:44 AM   #11
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Wonderful photos, JP! Beautiful city!

By all means, post more photos when you can and I'll make sure to check them out! Well done!
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Old May 6th, 2010, 06:45 AM   #12
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Nossa, belas fotos da querida BH!! parabéns!
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Old May 14th, 2010, 07:25 AM   #13
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Very nice! Ficaram muito boas as fotos. Espero que acrescente mais.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #14
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very nice thread of my wonderful BH! Keep going on
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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:24 AM   #15
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Afonso Pena Av.

This is the main avenue of BH's downtown area, there are many historic buildings and LOTS of people due to strong street commerce and other attractions.

13 - Praça 7 de Setembro (September 7th Square), the nervous center of the city
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14 - Buildings around, a nice mix of different architecture styles
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15 - Pedestrian streets nearby
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16 - Another angle of the crossing
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17 - Just look at the crowd down there
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18 - Museum of Modern Art and Photography
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19 - The avenue itself
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20 - Igreja São José (St. Joseph's Church)
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21 - People passing by
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23 - This is one of the most (historically) important Art Deco Buildings of the city
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25 - Belo Horizonte city hall
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26 - City hall at street level
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28 - Post office
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29 - Another avenue nearby
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30 - Some other historic buildings
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33 - This one is quite big actually
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35 - Palácio das Artes, a cultural complex designed by Oscar Niemeyer
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Old October 29th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #16
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Amazing Pics!
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great pics!! bh rocks!
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Nice pics. This big city should definately be more famous!
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Old October 31st, 2010, 06:13 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone.

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Nice pics. This big city should definately be more famous!
I hope it becomes more known as it hosts '14 and '16 games. This is a very good oportunity for the city.
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Old November 1st, 2010, 12:33 AM   #20
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Praça da Assembléia

Praça da Assembléia was designed by renowned landscape architect Burle Marx. This square hosts the legislative assembly of the state and many banks and public buildings are located around it.

50 -Legislative assembly of Minas Gerais state
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51 - The square
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52 - Local headquarters of Banco Central (Brazil's federal bank)
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55 - a church
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