A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
FEBRUARY 2008: Fishing
For many years, attempts have been made to clean Pampulha Lake, and have it made suitable for water recreation activities. The popular artificial lake, created in the forties of the last century, is one of the principal tourist attractions in Belo Horizonte. The city dreams to introduce water recreation activities on Pampulha Lake as additional tourist attractions. Unfortunately, there still is sewage leaking into the lake, with disastrous effects on the aquatic environment. Aquatic plants thrive in polluted water and their excessive growth threatens to suffocate aquatic life underneath. It is forbidden to swim or fish because of the health risks. Not everyone respects the rules, like this fisherman standing in the lake.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016