Teatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brazil)
– Built in the Belle Époque in the late 1800s during the rubber boom, the Amazon Theatre is an opera house in the heart of the Amazon jungle. Almost all construction materials were imported from Europe via the Amazon River: tiles came from Alsace, steel rails from Glasgow, marble from Carrara, glass from Murano and wood trimming from Brazil. Today it houses the annual Festival Amazonas de Ópera and is home of the Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra. The dome is covered with 36,000 decorated ceramic tiles painted in the colors of the Brazilian flag. The theatre is 3 floors high and can seat 640 people.
Taken: 18 December, 2014
Focal length: 83.4mm
Location: 3° 7.6833′ 0″ S 60° 1.3333′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/160s