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At the Library

On display here is the interior of the library of the Memorial of Latin America: "Biblioteca Victor Civita", which stores over a thousand motion picture films and documentaries, and contains archives of Erudite music, Brazilian Popular music and Hispanic American music. Not withstanding its date of building (1989) it can be placed as an example of the first phase of Brazilian modernism and was designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
Victor Civita (1907-1990) was a Brazilian publisher, businessman and philanthropist, born in New York of Italian parents and immigrated to São Paulo, in the late 1940’s. In 1950, he founded Editora Abril, one of the largest publishing groups in Latin America.

A capture of a different part of the Memorial by our dear friend Isabel is here.

An overview of the Memorial here.

This is for the time being the last Brazil pic. With my low speed of posting I’m distancing myself a bit too far from my more recent work. Thanks very much for your enthusiasm for this series!
A slide show of the full Brazil set on Flickr is here. A more traditional overview is here.

"At the library" is the first track of still fresh “039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours”’, the second album of punk-revivalists Green Day. Released on Lookout in 1990.

PCS3 tech: corrected for persecptive distortion, cropped, altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, enhanced edges, USM-ed, ran Noiseware, added a frame, resized and ran a gentle USM again.


exif data

Camera Manufacturer : Canon
Camera Model : Canon EOS 30D
Exposure time [s] : 1/10
F-Number : 10.0
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 1600
Date taken : 2007:02:15 17:39:51
Exposure bias value : -1/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 48 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 2336
image length : 3504
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : High
Sharpness : Normal

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