Imaging Brazil 051: Rio Doce in Minas Gerais, MG

A personal selection of photographs with their stories.

051. Rio Doce

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JANUARY 2006: Rio Doce

The railroad between Belo Horizonte and Vitória mainly follows the margins of Rio Doce (‘Sweet River’). The basin of this 853 km long river is twice the size of the Netherlands. In winter, during the dry season, this river is no more than a little stream. However, in summer, during the rainy season, the river is very wide and causes many inundations. On quiet days, the train traveler may enjoy the breathtaking river landscapes. The water looks like a giant mirror, in which the clouds and the sky are reflected. The big variety in landscapes of mountains and rivers gives you the idea that the train journey is not that long. One remark: due to the stained glass in the first class carriage, this picture is more bluish.

© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2006, 2014

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