A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
311: City bus 0n flooded avenue
Belo Horizonte has a tropical climate with cool, dry winters and warm, wet summers. Given the location of the city at an altitude of almost a thousand meters, the summers are not particularly hot and the winters are pretty cool for tropical concepts. From May to September you can leave the umbrella home, but especially the period between October and March, the umbrella is indispensable. On exceptional days, the rainfall can be so fierce that even umbrella offers little protection. It is not surprising that the water drainage system can not handle the huge amount of water in case of heavy rainfall. The streets then flow fast and transform into fast-flowing rivers. Everything on the road can be diverted with the strong flow, including cars and heavy containers. Fortunately, the water level drops quickly and the traffic flow can slowly start, though it is with great difficulty.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2011, 2017