A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
365: Firewood stove
The 310 km² national park Serra do Cipó is located at about 90 km northeast of Belo Horizonte. Created in 1984, the park attracts many visitors that make long walks, swim in the numerous waterfalls, or just enjoy their stay in one of the many coutryhouses and pousadas. The park, of the so-called Cerrado (tropical savannah) type, is world famous for its richness in plant species. I was invited to join friends for a night’s stay in a countryhouse that belonged to the family of one of them. We went by car, and arrived there early in the evening. It was early enough to cook some hotdogs for everyone. The next morning was spent to walk around and enjoy the nature around us. It was very silent, you coulod easily hear the humming of mosquitoes. There were some simple dwellings around the countryhouse. One of them contained a traditional firewood oven, that showed stains of intensive use. Coffee was being brewed in a tradionional way, in a coffeepot.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017