A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
157. Shallow pool
JULY 2008: Shallow Pool
Praia do Francês is a popular beach near Maceió, capital of the state of Alagoas. The beach – literally translated as ‘The Frenchman’s Beach’ – is located at about thirty km south of the capital, near the city of Marechal Deodoro, named after the first president of Brazil. The wide beach attracts many Brazilian and foreign tourists. Numerous barracks host various restaurants and bars. In addition, ambulant vendors stroll along the beach, sometimes meandering between the people, in their hope to sell their merchandise, that range from cold drinks and seafood to sunburn cream and souvenirs. At the moment of this picture, two children were enjoying the shallow pools, left behind by the retreat of the Atlantic Ocean after high tide.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2015