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The Square of Thee Powers is huge, it was created to imitate the arid ancient Greek democratic spaces, with no trees, no grass, no gardens, no fountains, only sculptures.
Bruno Giorgio created this huge bronze sculpture, eight meters high, in 1959, it was named "The Warriors" to symbolize the balance between the powers, but local people named it by other name: THE CANDANGOS.
Candangos was the nickname gave to the poor workers who built this town, most of them came from the most arid and poor region of Brazil and lived in timber houses in big groups around the central part. Originally these workers should to move back to their homelands, but they stayed and built the chaotic towns around Brasilia. At the end the word Candango became the nickname of any people who live or was born in Brasilia. Curiously the name Candango came from African language, from Angola, the locals nicknamed the Portuguese as Candangos, a derogatory word for people of not elegant aspect.
In the other side of the square you can see the Planalto Palace, the place where the Brazilian president works, the Congress was at left and the Justice Palace at my back. In the 1980's, during Sarney government we suffered a terrible economic crisis and the place suffered two attempts of terrorism, a man with a bus invaded the palace and another kidnapped a big jet with hundreds of people inside and had a plan to throw the jet in the palace to kill the president, the cloudy sky avoid that.
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A Pra蓷 dos Tr瘰 Poderes imensa, foi criada para ser uma c鏕ia das antigas pra蓷s gregas, 嫫idas, sem jardins, fontes ou 嫫vores, apenas est嫢uas.
Esta est嫢ua foi criada por Bruno Giorgio em 1959, foi batizada de Os Guerreiros, para simbolizar o equil燢rio de for蓷s entre os poderes, mas o povo da cidade logo rebatizou a escultura a chamando de "Os Candangos", que era o apelido dado aos pobres trabalhadores que ergueram a cidade e que em sua maioria vinham do nordeste e viviam em casinhas de madeira nos arredores. O plano inicial era que eles voltassem para suas terras, mas eles ficaram e se instalaram nos arredores da cidade. Hoje em dia o termo "Candango" o apelido de todos que nascem e moram em Bras璱ia. Curiosamente o termo candango surgiu em Angola, onde os locais chamavam os portugueses dessa maneira, uma palavra depreciativa que significava" gente deselegante".
Ao fundo vemos o Pal塶io do Planalto, o Congresso estava esquerda e o STF atr嫳 de mim.
Na d嶰ada de 1980, no governo Sarney, o pa疄 vivia uma terr癉el crise econ獽ica e o pal塶io do Planalto sofreu dois atentados, um homem invadiu o pr嶮io com um 獼ibus e outro sequestrou um jato com centenas de pessoas e queria jogar o avi緌 no pal塶io para matar o presidente, por sorte o dia estava nublado e ele n緌 conseguiu.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13026 W: 174 N: 26983] (115186)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-09
  • Exposure:f/0.1
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-05-20 1:43
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