A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
310: Brown, Blue, and White
Diamantina is one of the seven major historic towns near Belo Horizonte. The other six are Ouro Preto, Mariana, Sabará, Congonhas, São João del Rei, and Tiradentes. Most of these towns have several buildings that are built in the Baroque-Rococo style, and dozens of them contain works of the famous Brazilian sculptor Aleijadinho. The historic center of Diamantina hosts dozens of houses built in the colonial style. There are generally plastered in white, whereas the door and window frames are painted in blue. Less common is the brown color for the doors. The door on this picture is a good example of a relief door, painted in brown, blue, and white.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017