Man selling bottled colored sand at Gunga Beach (AL)
Without doubt, Gunga Beach is a paradisaical beach. The beach is located south of Maceió, capital of the state of Alagoas. Gunga Beach may be reached by a ferry from Barra de São Miguel or by car over an unpaved road through private area.
Gunga Beach is flanked by a large area of palm trees, providing an interesting contrast of dark green against white of beach sand. When we walked on the beach, we met this man. He was selling local handicraft as a kind of souvenir of Alagoas. His merchandise consisted of small glass bottles that were filled with colored sand. The colors compositions represent landscapes of that state. The Atlantic Ocean, beach, palm trees, local houses. This man was very talkative to us and explained that he had shaven his name in his beard. It was not easy to read – and I do not remember his name anymore – and he was about to shave it off the next day….
The original picture was taken in July 2008
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