Vicente L pez (1638)ó
Buenos Aires. Argentina
Dear 2nd Grade Children,
Here is a little information about Brasilia.
The Est dio Nacional, Man Garrincha, isá é
Brazil s new national stadium in the city of’
Brasilia. The most characteristic feature are
the 288 pillars that go around the outside
and hold up the roof. This stadium will host
seven matches of the World Cup, including
the match for third place. Mane Garrincha
was a famous and popular Brazilian football
player (he was a star in the World Cups
of 1958 and 1962). He was nicknamed the
"Joy of the People".
Brasilia is the Federal Capital of Brazil and
there are many official buildings here. My
favorite place to visit is the The
Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia. It is very
close to the stadium. There are abundant
gardens filled with fruit trees coco,—
carambola, acerola, manga, goiaba, jaca,
fruta do conde, jabuticaba. Yummy! Look
them up! One afternoon we gathered pequi
which we ate cooked with rice and stewed
The background image represents the
Cathedral of Brasília, an architectural icon
known throughout the world, with the
immense blue sky, “the sea of Brasilia”, above
The yellow on the right represents the sun
rising in the east, while the orange on the left
represents its setting in the west.
Brasilia has one of the largest expanses of
green area in the world – almost five times the
standard recommended by the World Health
Organization – in the form of a vast city park,
portrayed here through every possible shade
The football player in the foreground is
composed of various colours and thus
represents all of the ethnicities that make up
Brazilian society as well as the coming
together of players from all over the world.
The even distribution of the background
colours recall the green, yellow, blue and
white of our beloved Brazilian flag.
How wonderful to watch
the match with my good friend!