A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
SEPTEMBER 2006: Fresh air
In Belo Horizonte, it is getting quite warm in September. The warm sun slowly pushes away the winter cold, the nights are becoming warmer. During the day, tropical temperatures may be reached again. The six-month rainy season is about to start approximately late September. September is considered as an ideal month for traveling in Brazil: the rainy season in the Northeast is almost over, the rainy season hasn’t started yet in the Southeast, and it is no longer that cold as it was in June or July, in the Southeast. There is one national holiday in September: Independence Day on 7 September. In 1822, Portuguese crown prince Pedro proclaimed Brazil’s independence, and was crowned as the first Brazilian emperor. For many Brazilians, this holiday is a good opportunity for a short trip. They go to nearby nature reserves, to their country houses (sítios in Portuguese). The entire family, and also their pets, travels by car to these destinations. This poor dog was no longer able to keep its patience, and managed to direct his snout in fresh air, while seated in the car.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014