A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JUNE 2006: Church in the night
Since my arrival in Belo Horizonte, I have made many pictures of this famous Pampulha Church, Igreja de São Francisco de Assis in Portuguese. The church with obvious curve lines was a revolutionary design of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who has designed more projects of the so-called architectonic complex among Lake Pampulha. At day, the church is an obvious landmark: the sky-blue curvy roof, and painted wall tiles at the back. The front is directed towards the lake. Another obvious feature is the tower, which stands isolated from the church, and is only linked to the church building by a concrete support. The cross is anchored in the soil. The silhouette of the tourist in the picture may give you an idea of the size of the small, blue church.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014