A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
During my stay in Belo Horizonte, I must have visited the Botanical Garden more than ten times. This botanical garden is part of the local ZOO, and is located at the margin of Lake Pampulha. Although this garden is not as big as its counterpart in Rio de Janeiro, the garden hosts an interesting collection of a broad variety of plants and flowers. During each visit, I took dozens of photographs of the plants and flowers in various shapes and hues. When I visited the greenhouses, orchids and bromeliads attracted my attention. There are over 3400 bromeliad species, and the most familiar specie is the delicious pineapple. They are able to store water at their leaf bases. Bromeliads are mainly found in the American tropics and may host bright colorful flowers, like the red flower in this photograph.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017