A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
243: Lake mirror
Lake Pampulha in Belo Horizonte is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the capital of Minas Gerais. The lake, constructed in the forties of the last century, measures a perimeter of more than eighteen kilometers, inviting for a brisk walk. Once a year, the ‘Volta da Pampulha` is held: a running event for enthusiasts, amateurs, and professional athletes. A number of buildings, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, are found along the banks of the irregularly shaped lake. Once and a while, the stagnant water causes a nuisance because of the supply of contaminated water and silting. The city has to establish various cleaning operations to get the lake cleaner again.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2017