A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
201. Sailing ship
JANUARY 2009: Sailing ship
Itamaracá Island is located at about fifty kilometers from Recife, capital of the state of Pernambuco. We took a taxi to Itamaracá; we managed to have a ride with no less than eight people in one taxi. Two in the front seat and six in the back. We enjoyed a sunny day at the beach on an island with a Dutch history: Forte Orange, built in 1631. Unfortunately, we lacked the time to visit the fort and the nearby village. However, we took a short walk along the fortress, so we could get a glimpse of the impressive structure. On the way back we saw a beautiful sunset. My eyes and my camera were focused on a sailing ship, which was moored near the beach. The sails of this ship were lowered, and coincidentally two people appeared in my composition, so it looked like they had arrived with the sailing ship.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2009, 2016
Romantic Meeting? At Forte Orange Beach, Itamaracá Island (PE)
Itamaracá Island is located at about 40 km from Recife, capital of the state of Pernambuco. A regular bus from Recife stops near the entrance of the island. From there, one may take a taxi to the beach of Forte Orange. When I went to this beach, I was accompanying a group of 15 students. We stopped 2 taxis to bring us to the beach. Eight people in each taxi, I had to carry two lightweight students on my lap. It was a warm and sunny day, ingredients for an unforgettable day on the beach. The beach is flanked by a historic fortress, built by the Dutch in 1631, and rebuilt by the Portuguese in 1654, the year in which the Dutch were forced to leave Brazil. A sailing ship was anchored near the beach. It was at the end of the afternoon. A young couple stood there at the beach. Their body language could be interpreted as something starting, maybe some romance?
The original picture was taken in January 2009.
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