A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
JULY 2008: Red rose
We had planned a visit to Pajuçara Beach. This beach is located within the city limits of Maceió, capital of the state of Alagoas. During the previous days, the sun had shone abundantly, but was totally absent today. Fortunately, we had enjoyed excellent days on the beaches of Ipioca, Praia do Francês, Gunga, Ponta Verde, and Coruripe. But it had rained a lot earlier that morning, and it kept on raining softly. Pajuçara Beach looked somewhat dreary and deserted, thanks to the heavy clouds. The jagandas (flatbottom boats) were moored on the beach. Normally, these little sailing boats transport tourists to the more distant dry sandbank, where tourists can enjoy the so-called ‘piscinas naturais’ , shallow waters near the beach. We visited a local market of souvenirs and handicraft. When our group was having a little break, I could no longer resist the temptation to visit the beach. And there I saw this red rose. A red rose that was previously offered to the ocean.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016