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JULY 2005: Slave trail
Talking about work… At about one hundred kilometers north of Belo Horizonte, one may visit state park Serra do Cipó. This park is popular among the people from Belo Horizonte, who love to walk and take some rest there. The park exhibits various ‘trilhas’, unpaved trails. Only some trails are paved, like the slave trail. This trail, covered with sharp cobble stones, was used by slaves, more than a hundred years ago, when they had to deliver messages from and to their masters. These slaves weren’t wearing comfortable sneakers, but even had to walk barefoot. That must have been a real torture for their feet…
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2005, 2014