A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
AUGUST 2008: Tram
Lapa is a very popular location in Rio de Janeiro. Virtually every tourist is attracted by the diversity of nightlife in this district, which is part of downtown Rio. Lapa is also known for the huge arches of the aqueduct, which was constructed in the middle of the eighteenth century, in order to transport fresh water from the Carioca River to the city center. Late nineteenth century, the aqueduct got another function: now it served as a tram rail track, uphill to the equally popular Santa Teresa District. At the time I left the huge arches – the largest measuring more than seventeen meters high – behind me, the tram just rode on the former aqueduct.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016