A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
FEBRUARY 2009: Sunset
The historic city of Ouro Preto is a popular location for a day trip. Especially for residents of Belo Horizonte, the capital nearly ninety kilometers away. Therefore, festivals and other events are regularly organized in the fields of art, culture and gastronomy. I was also regularly found in Ouro Preto: about 2-3 times a year. It is a real pleasure to walk along the historic buildings, it´s worth the pain and difficulty to walk on the sometimes very steep slopes. Often I arrived there around ten o’clock, and stayed there until eight o’clock, when the last bus left for Belo Horizonte. The last moments of the day, when the sun was about to set, were absolutely breathtaking: the contours of the surrounding hills and the two towers of the São Francisco de Paula Church, with flaming red and orange of the final minutes of sunshine that day.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016