Les couleurs du Brésil
Our travel starts with Brazil. A country that is not so red actually, but green and blue. Finally we understand its flag. Even if the ferruginous ground doesn’t appear on the flag’s colors, green is certainly a good tint to express the diversity of the shades we have discovered for now.
Is it a navy blue? To early to say, and Rio de Janeiro didn’t confirm. But the amazing tints that cover Brasilia’s sky somedays remind us of this incredible mantle.
We wish to clarify this supposition, and it is with proud, that we discovered that we were not wrong.
This national flag is more than only descriptive. It is an ode to Brazil’s wealth. Green for the Amazonian forest that covers one third of Brazilian territory.
Yellow represents Brazil’s mining gold resources. Moreover, gold has been for a long time the symbol of prosperity for Minas Geiras.
And Blue, the one from Rio’s night sky on November 15, 1889, date of the proclamation of the first Brazilian Republic.
Of course, while going deeper, we learned that those colors had also a political aspect. Even if interesting, those topics are less familiar to us. So we prefer to go on with the poetic regard…
Brazil Red ? To get it over with its colors, the ember wood with blood-red sap from the Pau Brazil, shows that red has also a place in a country that owe its name.