A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
APRIL 2005: Playfield
The Federal University (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte is one of the largest in the country. The campus was built near Lake Pampulha, and borders the huge Mineirão soccer stadium. The university sports center, the CEU, is located at the other side of that stadium, separated by a avenue. This sports center is built on hilly terrain and therefore have different height levels. Near the main entrance are the swimming pool near-Olympic size, changing rooms, a fitness center, and a sunbathing area. One level below, reached by stairs, are the playing fields for volleyball, basketball. Another level below is the football field surrounded by a running track. Many students will visit the sports center in the warmer months, and especially on weekends. They not only not only come there to do sports, but also for swimming, sunbathing and lounging in one of the many deck chairs. The picture shows a fragment of the basketball court.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2005, 2014