Finding Niemeyer – Rio’s great modernist architect

If you visit Rio, take the journey from central Rio across the Niteroi Bridge to experience the 11-kilometre Niemeyer Way. You’ll be able to view the spectacular creations of a Brazilian icon, the great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Here’s my story on Oscar Niemeyer, published in the April 1, 2017 edition of Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Traveller.

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You can read the online version here:




About alisonstewartwriter

Alison is a writer, journalist and travel writer, born in South Africa, now living in Australia. She has had nine books published - two books for adults and seven for young people. Four of them have been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch and Thai. Her latest project, Cold Stone Soup, an unpublished memoir about growing up under apartheid and migrating to Australia has won the FAW 2013 National Literary Awards (Jim Hamilton Award for a non-fiction manuscript). Cold Stone Soup was also runner-up in the 2010 Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her first book for adults, Born Into the Country (Justified Press 1988, South Africa) was shortlisted for the 1987 AA Mutual Life Vita Young Writers’ Award. Heinemann Australia published her next adult novel, Bitterbloom in 1991. Her YA novel, The Wishing Moon was shortlisted for the 1995 Australian Multicultural Children’s Award and was a 1995 Children’s Book Council Notable book. Her YA dystopia, Days Like This, published by Penguin Australia was a finalist in the inaugural 2010 Amazon/Penguin Breakthrough Novel Award in the YA category. Alison worked for years as a news and feature journalist. She is now a regular travel writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age and online Fairfax Media publications.
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One Response to Finding Niemeyer – Rio’s great modernist architect

  1. Interesting post, Alison. The architecture looks amazing and how coincidental that I wrote a post about Rio a couple of weeks ago!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


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