A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
154. Hare Krishna
MAY 2008: Hare Krishna
On Sundays, almost all streets in downtown Curitiba are occupied by hundreds of stands that exhibit local handicraft and food. You will encounter a huge variety in bijouterie, bags, shoes, home decorations, clothes and toys. This fair is widely known and attracts large numbers of visitors. In May 2008, when I joined a large group of students at a student meeting in the capital of Paraná, I visited the fair and was amazed of what I saw around me. Colorful handicraft, very creative creations, and ingenuous vending techniques. That day, it was sunny but cold. Many people used coats and vests against the cold wind. But there were some exceptions, and one of them wore an orange robe characteristic for a Hare Krishna adept. Apparently, he was very concentrated in his mission to have people interested for his cause. The man was surrounded by tall girls, visibly looking very serious. But I have no idea whether they were seriously interested in Hare Krishna.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2015