A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
364: Wood in detail
Parque Municipal (Urban Park) in Belo Horizonte attracts many visitors that like to spend their lunch hour wandering along the ponds, to enjoy the amusement park, to watch the little monkeys that can crawl and swing on tree branches above your head, to see the colorful flowers and beautiful butterflies in the butterfly garden. There are many big trees in the park, and it is no wonder that from time to time, some trees have to be cut because of their advanced age and of the possible danger that they can collapse. The tree stems are then dried in open air, and eventually carved into elegant benches. The picture shows the core of such a giant tree stem. It is not hard to see that this tree must have suffered much during drastic climate changes: from extreme rainfall and hot temperatures to extreme drought and colder temperatures.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017