Notes on the Geography of Brazil: Brasilia: Photo 6
Here's that same shopping center, rather spoiling the view of the axis. (Just beyond it, the ribbed roof of the national theater doesn't help.) Still, you can make out the iconic twin towers of the congress and the green-tinted windows of the ministry buildings on this side of them. Disconcertingly, anyone approaching the Congress along the axis is moving not toward the supposedly beckoning Amazon but in a southeasterly direction, back toward the coast.
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