A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
018: Warming hands
It was quite cold in the final week of February and in the first week of March, when I visited The Netherlands for the first time since my arrival in Brazil six years earlier. For me, it was quite a thermal shock to leave Brazil in summer – with temperatures above thirty degrees – and to arrive in The Netherlands (slightly more than one day later) in winter – with temperatures well below zero. I was used to sunny days, despite the rain season, and it was hard for me to cope with heavily clouded, sunless days with ice-cold rain showers. Therefore, I was wearing several shirts and sweaters, and a thick winter coat. Some people immediately considered me as a stranger, and started to try speaking English to me. On the railway station in Nijmegen, there was one favorite spot for me: the infra-red poles, where people could warm their hands. This was really useful for me!
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017