A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
312: Mountain landscape
Minas Gerais state is one of the largest Brazilian states: its land area is similar to that of France and Switzerland combined. The state, with the centrally located capital of Belo Horizonte, is rich in mountains and rocks, which contain huge amounts of minerals. Iron ore, precious metals, precious stones and semi-precious stones are still extracted. The mining towns were very wealthy in the past, and it is still visible to the richly decorated houses and churches in these towns. When I was on my way to Diamantina, less than three hundred kilometers from Belo Horizonte, we drove along a fascinating mountain scenery, with rocks richly spread over the vast slopes and valleys.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2011, 2017