A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JUNE 2006: Winter blossom
A usual feature in wintry Netherlands, a normal thing in winter Belo Horizonte: flowering trees. Throughout the year, you enjoy the blossom splendor of a rich variety of trees in the capital of Minas Gerais. The city of Belo Horizonte boasts to have more than two million trees within the city limits. A new initiative of the city may add at least thirty thousand trees every year. The number equals the number of births in Belo Horizonte. A new tree will be planted for each new life. The picture was taken from Praça da Liberdade, which is surrounded by several former state buildings and a castle. The castle hosted the state government, which is now located outside the center, in a complex designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. The former state buildings have been turned into museums with interesting collections of the Minas Gerais heritage and earth’s riches.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014