A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
AUGUST 2009: Horses
Tiradentes is a historic town in Minas Gerais. It is located near São João del Rei, another well-known historic town, and about 200 km south of state capital Belo Horizonte. In the past, the town was called Arraial Velho de Santo Antônio, later renamed in Vila de São José do Rio das Mortes, and in Sao José del Rei. The current name is due to the revolutionary leader Tiradentes, who headed a rebellion in 1792 against Portuguese rule, and was later sentenced to death. The town still has many monuments of that time, mainly in the Baroque style. No wonder that many Brazilian and foreign tourists spend their leisure time in Tiradentes, and many opt for a comfortable ride in a carriage, drawn by two horses. The horse couple in the picture had a moment to have some rest.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016