Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Brasilia: Photo 12
Costa wrote that his plan, though an "original creation, native, Brazilian... [was] of French intellectual descent... the loving memory of Paris was always present." Not just French, though. He continued: "the immense Englsh lawns, the lawns of my childhood, it is from these that the greens of Brasilia appear."
See Montezuma, p. 252.
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