A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
358: Praça da Estação
Praça Rui Barbosa, as it is named offically (after the Bahian politician), is one of the principal locations in Belo Horizonte. The cornerstone of this square was laid in 1894, even before the inauguration of the new capital of Minas Gerais. Ten years later, the square was urbanized, surrounded by English-style gardens. The neoclassic building of the railway station was inaugurated in 1922, and now hosts the Museu de Artes e Ofícios (Arts and Crafts Museum). Centrally located in this square is the monument of the Mineiro Civilization. Early 2000’s, the square became revitalized with new pavement, illumination and two large fountain blocks. The square hosts various festivals and cultural events, including the Arraial de Belô, a folkloric dance event held in June.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017