A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
DECEMBER 2005: Railway
Brazil doesn’t have an elaborate railway system. There are only a few active railways, mainly in the south and southeast. This situation eventually will change in the coming decades, because the Brazilian government is planning to invest huge sums of money in the expansion and modernization of the railways. One of the active railways is the connection between the cities of Belo Horizonte and Vitória. A journey of almost 600 km, which takes about thirteen hours. Yes, thirteen hours! And only once a day, the train departs early in the morning. The train has to stop many times, in order to give way to a constant stream of freight trains. This railway has a branch to Itabira, this railroad follows the slopes of the mountains. Despite the long journey, it is very interesting to watch breathtaking landscapes.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014