A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
194. Christmas decorations
DECEMBER 2008: Christmas decorations
Traditionally, much attention is given to the Christmas decorations at Praça da Liberdade in Belo Horizonte. Every year, this square – surrounded by stately former (state) government buildings – is transformed into an attractive square with Christmas decorations in a specific theme. Just before Christmas, it is almost impossible to reach the square by car. Entire families spend the evening there, enjoying a hot dog or a hamburger while strolling through the fairy-lit square. Children marvel at the Christmas characters, and enjoy themselves with the newly purchased toys, that are being offered by street vendors. Usually I was there to make some pictures of the decorations. In 2008, I even managed to take a picture of the reflection of such a decoration in a rain puddle.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016