A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
225: Houses and lilac blossom
AUGUST 2009: Houses and lilac blossom
The historic town of Ouro Preto was the capital of Minas Gerais, until the late nineteenth century when Belo Horizonte became the new capital. Ouro Preto was especially important for the Portuguese settlers because of the abundance of natural resources, especially precious stones, gold and diamond. It is not hard to imagine that Ouro Preto was a wealthy town, and some of this wealth is still found in Ouro Preto, especially when you see the beautiful churches and large colonial houses. Many of these beauty can still be admired; therefore, Ouro Preto was added to the well-respected UNESCO World Heritage List. In winter, plants and trees flower in abundance, and this photo shows exuberant blooming lilac blossom, with colonial houses typical of Ouro Preto in the background.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016