A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2005: Sky-blue
Talking about churches… The little church at Lagoa da Pampulha, at the other side of Casa do Baile, also has the same meandering shapes that are characteristic for Oscar Niemeyer’s works. However, due to some disputes within the diocese, this church was not immediately consecrated. The big question was if this building was suitable enough to serve as a religious building. It took many years until its consecration. Many couples chose this church for their wedding ceremony and for their wedding pictures and films. In 2005, the church underwent thorough renovation. The sky blue church served as a touristic highlight. Is the church suitable for marriages? No. The Belo Horizonte diocese, actual owner of the church, decided not to have marriages there. However, very few masses are held in this church.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2005, 2014