A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
One of the oldest theaters in Brazil is located in the center of João Pessoa : Teatro Santa Rosa. The theater – named after the then president of the state of Paraíba, Francisco da Gama Rosa – was opened in 1889. The theater has a turbulent history, where the state flag was formulated, and where took place the name change of the city in 1930: Parahyba was replaced by João Pessoa, in honor of the governor and vice presidential candidate assassinated three months earlier. The theater, with over four hundred seats, has beautiful dark red decorations, like the carpets, curtains and wall coverings.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017