A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
DECEMBER 2005: Dinky toy
At first, you might think that this picture has been photoshopped. But this picture is real. The picture was taken in Itabira, a city at about 100 km from Belo Horizonte. At the city limits, mining companies exploit iron ore. Complete mountains are being scraped off by huge machines. The iron ore is destined for emerging markets, mainly China. Huge machines scrape, break, and transport tons of iron ore-containing rocks. Iron ore is then transported, 600 km away, by train to the port of Vitória, in the state of Espírito Santo. The normal-sized land cruiser is a good reference for the huge size of such iron ore transport trucks.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014