A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
APRIL 2007: Grass
Pampulha Lake is one of the main touristic attractions in Belo Horizonte. The lake was created in the Forties of the past century when Juscelino Kubitschek – one of Brazil’s most popular presidents of all time – was the mayor. Architect Oscar Niemeyer was invited to create a so-called architectonic complex, which included the small St. Francis Church and the Cassino, now serving as a Museum of Modern Arts. One small part of the lake, opposite to the ZOO, had become reclaimed, on which an ecological park was created: Parque Ecológico Promotor Francisco Lins do Rego. Large part of the park is open for public during three days a week; however, one part is closed for public and only accessible for scientists and those interested by appointment. On sunny days, many people, even entire families, populate the park for leisure activities. They can go on foot or hire a bicycle. The thirty hectare park hosts an interesting diversity of trees, bushes and plants, as well was a considerable number of animals. Therefore, it is interesting to take your camera and shoot some photographs of, for example, grass…
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2014