A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
DECEMBER 2007: Railway Station
The former railway station – now a museum – in Belo Horizonte had been renovated some years ago and now has become one of the main touristic sightings in the city. The station is flanked by the Museum of Crafts and Handicrafts, which hosts an elaborate collection of many professions from the past. The big square in front is an ideal location for cultural festivals and live performances by locally and widely famous artists. Two groups of fountains spray their water columns in the air, at certain times. They are illuminated at night, and visible form a great distance. A couple of weeks before Christmas, the railway building gained bright red, yellow, green, blue, and purple illumination. The main building and its wings and columns were lit with different colors. These color combinations were rotating constantly. The result was a colorful collection of lights, shown in a harmonized way. As if you had arrived at a station that only exists in a fairy tale!
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2015