A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
347: Country house
When I was on my way from Belo Horizonte to Diamantina by bus, I witnessed many beautiful landscapes and sceneries. Because of the long and dry winter season, that started in April, the vegetation had suffered a lot in August, the time of my travel. The hills and valleys were no longer lush green, but more brownish and yellowish green. The vegetation was very dry, vulnerable for wildfires. And indeed, I observed many spots of blackened grass, shrubs and trees, that were destroyed by those fires. Most of these fire were caused by careless motorists, for sure, by throwing their still burning cigarette butt out of the car window. You can imagine that living on a hill in the countryside of Minas Gerais must be absolutely wonderful. But on the other hand, owners of such country houses must be very worried when another wildfire may approach their house, about to destroy it.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2011, 2017