A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
208. Carlos Drummond de Andrade
MAY 2009: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Carlos Drummond de Andrade is one of Brazil’s best-known poets. He was born in Itabira, a mining town near Belo Horizonte. His works are mostly about love, writing poetry, and about everyday life. His works are a major source of inspiration for many Brazilians. In the city of Itabira, you can walk along a route over forty placards with Carlos’ poems. Also his birthplace and residence are free to visit. On top of Pico do Amor, a large hill in Itabira, is a museum with a large collection of Carlos’ life and work. Carlos himself is immortalized, seated on top of the hill, while reading, with a splendid view on the mining town.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016