Monday, February 28, 2011


Roberto Burle Marx - Sítio Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil

Located in an old farm called Santo Antonio da Bica, and donated to Brazilian government in 1985, the Sítio is one of the biggest collection on tropical and semi-tropical plants. Besides the park, the place includes an old chapel from the XVII century.
In this image you can see Burle Marx´s atelier, designed by Acácio Gil Borsoi; the arches and other stones of the construction were taken from a demolished building in Rio´s downtown and set there by the former

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Wall made of stones recovered from building´s demolitions

Curved sidewalk

Outdoor staircase view

View of the pond

Aerial view of the pond and surroundings