A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
213. Big hand
DECEMBER 2009: Big hand
Visiting the interior of Minas Gerais – a huge state with an area equal to that of France and Switzerland together – is quite an adventure. Vast forests, endless mountain ranges, not to mention the vast savanna areas and plantations. Countless towns and villages, sometimes no larger than a single street, are randomly located throughout the enormous state. Minas Gerais counts no less than eight hundred and fifty municipalities. Late 2009, I was in Coronel Fabriciano, a city east of capital Belo Horizonte. This town already has more than one hundred thousand inhabitants. One morning, when I was having a ride in in the green, hilly surroundings, I noticed this huge hand. Not much later I noticed more such hands. All those sculptures stood next to a bus stop: the hands served as bus stop benches.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016