A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
156. Faithful dog
JANUARY 2008: Faithful dog
Canoa Quebrada Beach is a very popular tourist spot in the state of Ceará. Canoa Quebrada – literally translated as ‘Broken Canoe’ – was a small fishery village, until the arrival of French movie makers and hippies in the sixties of the past century. Since then, the village has been transformed in a small town with many tourist facilities such as hostels, restaurants and bars. The beach is famous for the colorful sandstone cliffs (falésias) and nightlife in Broadway Street. In January 2008, I spent one day in Canoa Quebrada, when I was on the way from Belo Horizonte to Fortaleza, by bus. We arrived at the time of sunrise and left after midnight. At day we stayed in the beach, and many of my fellow travelers – most students – took a nap and many beers. I spent my time walking around, looking around, and I spotted this poor dog tied to a table. It obviously looked in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean and waited longingly for the return of its owner.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2015