Goiânia is the capital of Goiãs, one of the states of the Central-Western Region in Brazil. The state is located west of Brasília and is famous for its sertanejo; Brazilian country music that is gaining popularity throughout the country. Goiânia is another planned city. It replaced Goiás (now Goiás Velho) as capital in 1933. At present more than one million people live within the city limits.
Goiânia boasts to be the greenest city in Brazil. Indeed, there are various parks within the urban area. One of the most popular parks is Bosque dos Buritis, with an area of 14 hectare. The park contains artificial lakes, various species of trees and plants. Visitors may find various possibilities for physical exercise. Inside the park, there is a 5 meter high Monument of International Peace. Soil granted by various nations is collected inside. The inauguration of the monument marked the first anniversary of the nuclear accident with cesium-137, that happened in the city.
The lakes in the park provide interesting mirror images, as seen in the picture above.
Camera: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
f/8, 1/500 sec. , ISO-250
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