A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
235: Red roof tiles
Mariana, first capital of Minas Gerais, hosts – like the nearby town of Ouro Preto – a very interesting historic center. As in Ouro Preto, Mariana´s historic center is also built on hilly terrain. Therefore, it takes some effort to reach several interesting monuments uphill. For example, I had to climb a steep hill in order to reach the Basilica of São Pedro dos Clérigos. But this climb was definitely worth the effort. Not only because of the beauty of this basilica, but also because I had the opportunity to climb the church tower, and to enjoy the views over entire interior of that church, and of the historic center outside. I enjoyed the sensation to see a miniature city in front of me, with tiny houses, churches, vehicles, roads and roofs. Talking about rooftops: while I pointed my camera at the scenery, I noticed the special beauty of this red roof: the straight lines of the tiles, which follow the curves of the church roof.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016