A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
201. Sailing ship
JANUARY 2009: Sailing ship
Itamaracá Island is located at about fifty kilometers from Recife, capital of the state of Pernambuco. We took a taxi to Itamaracá; we managed to have a ride with no less than eight people in one taxi. Two in the front seat and six in the back. We enjoyed a sunny day at the beach on an island with a Dutch history: Forte Orange, built in 1631. Unfortunately, we lacked the time to visit the fort and the nearby village. However, we took a short walk along the fortress, so we could get a glimpse of the impressive structure. On the way back we saw a beautiful sunset. My eyes and my camera were focused on a sailing ship, which was moored near the beach. The sails of this ship were lowered, and coincidentally two people appeared in my composition, so it looked like they had arrived with the sailing ship.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016