A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
205. Water mirror
OCTOBER 2009: Water mirror
Bosque dos Buritis is the oldest park in Goiania, capital of the state of Goiás. The thirteen-hectare park was included in the original city plan; the city was inaugurated in 1938. Over the years the park has undergone several changes over the detriment of the original vegetation, which now accounts for only ten percent of the total vegetation. In the park you can walk the Cooper Test, encounter various parrots, and enjoy the reflections on the surface of the existing ponds. These ponds are connected to each other via small waterfalls. The dense vegetation creates special water effects, as seen in the photo.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016
Goiânia is the capital of Goiãs, one of the states of the Central-Western Region in Brazil. The state is located west of Brasília and is famous for its sertanejo; Brazilian country music that is gaining popularity throughout the country. Goiânia is another planned city. It replaced Goiás (now Goiás Velho) as capital in 1933. At present more than one million people live within the city limits.
Goiânia boasts to be the greenest city in Brazil. Indeed, there are various parks within the urban area. One of the most popular parks is Bosque dos Buritis, with an area of 14 hectare. The park contains artificial lakes, various species of trees and plants. Visitors may find various possibilities for physical exercise. Inside the park, there is a 5 meter high Monument of International Peace. Soil granted by various nations is collected inside. The inauguration of the monument marked the first anniversary of the nuclear accident with cesium-137, that happened in the city.
The lakes in the park provide interesting mirror images, as seen in the picture above.
Camera: Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
f/8, 1/500 sec. , ISO-250