A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
392: Fisherman at Guanabara Bay
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017
The original building at this location contained a prison, where Tiradentes – leader of the Inconfidência Mineira (revolt against the Portuguese colonial government – was imprisoned. He was hanged and quartered on 21 April 1792.
The building served as an imperial parliament until its demolition in 1922. The actual building, in eclectic style, was inaugurated in 1926. It served as the National Congress building until 1960. Because of the transfer of the Brazilian capital from Rio de Janeiro to Brasília and the creation of the state of Guanabara (Former Federal District), the building became the seat of the Guanabara state government. Since the merger of Guanabara with Rio de Janeiro in 1975, Palácio Tiradentes became the seat of the Rio de Janeiro state government.
The composition consists of 6 separate photographs.
The original photographs were taken in July 2012.