Sad to read of the deaths yesterday of Oscar Niemeyer, wacky Brazilian architect most famous for his designs for the capital Brasilia, and Dave Brubeck, jazz musician extraordinaire most famous for one of the few of his hits he didn't write himself (Take Five, written by alto saxophonist Paul Desmond). Niemeyer was 104, while Brubeck died one day short of his 92nd birthday.
Here are a few of Oscar Niemeyer's hits. Brasilia Cathedral:
The Brazilian National Congress building:
The Paris headquarters of the French Communist Party:
And here are a few of Dave Brubeck's: