A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
Belohorizontinos – residents of the city of Belo Horizonte – with a little money and a little free time possess weekend houses in the immediate vicinity of the metropolis. For mineiros – residents of Minas Gerais – a distance of over a hundred kilometers is still nearby for them. Therefore, many townspeople start their travel on Friday afternoon or evening to their weekend homes, far from the noisy and busy city. They take the weekend traffic jams for granted. I was befriended with a family who had such a house in a suburb of Belo Horizonte, in Santa Luzia. At a distance of about fifty kilometers. The house – some kind of bungalow – stood on a large lot that was full of plants and trees, along a riverbank. Also fruits and vegetables were grown there; the harvest was being crammed in the car on the way home. The corn cob in the picture was freshly harvested.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017