A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
212. Selling hats
AUGUST 2009: Selling hats
Praia do Francês is a popular beach near the city of Maceió, capital of the state of Alagoas. Many tourists that visit the city, also will visit the beach. They can make use of the transport facilities offered by the hotels or travel agencies, or by public transport. My travel to Maceió was organized by a travel agency, and a trip to this beach was included. On the very first day, and was followed by a short city tour in the capital. Our local guide wanted to keep all of us as close as possible to his preferred beach barrack; probably he gained some commission with each snack, meal or drink sold to his tourist group. He told us of the big dangers we would meet if we were wandering too far from the barrack. Despite his warnings, I wandered around, since I have been here one year before, with some friends, and we hadn’t met any problem then. One the way, I met various people selling various kinds of merchandise. Like this boy, who was selling straw hats.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016