A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JANUARY 2008: Paragliding
In January 2008, I participated in a special bus trip from Belo Horizonte to Fortaleza. A unique adventure of spending five days on the bus, thereby visiting the beaches of Porto de Galinhas, Pipa, and Canoa Quebrada. Canoa Quebrada – once a small fishing village – is a very popular beach location in the state of Ceará. The village with colorful sand cliff coasts at the Atlantic Ocean was ‘discovered’ several decades ago by French filmmakers, and by hippies, and it has become an attractive beach resort with plenty of entertainment. When we had spent the evening prior to the final stage to Fortaleza, we visited a traditional bar with Brazilian music, followed by a visit of a nightclub with electronic music, and a bar with reggae music. During the day there was also much to do and to see: we regularly noticed brightly colored buggies driving around, and occasionally a para-glider circling over our heads. The shape of the parachute and the silhouettes of the two dangling below looked strikingly similar to the symbols of Canoa Quebrada: the crescent moon and the star.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016