A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JANUARY 2007: Christmas lights
Christmas lights at Praça da Liberdade. Each year, late November, the most famous square of Belo Horizonte, Praça da Liberdade, is decorated with many Christmas ornaments. Since 2001, I have visited admired the colorful decorations on this square. In 2006, almost every big tree was lit with running lights in various colors and shapes, as seen in the picture above. I was lucky to have visited the square on 6 January, on the final day before the clean-up of the decorations. Praça da Liberdade is surrounded by buildings constructed in different styles: Neoclassical, Art-Deco, Modern and Post-Modern. One of the city’s landmarks is also located here: Edifício Niemeyer, designed by and named after the famous architect, Oscar Niemeyer.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2015