A view from Tiradentes, a little village frozen back in time. It's located between Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.
It took us something like four hours to reach that beautiful village by car. The last hour drive was especially exhausting since i had to be very careful about all the bumps and holes on the way. I understood why people didn't care when I reached the village : there is no car but many horses !!!
Well, I'm kidding. Still, it was really nice to spend some time in that village since it was a completely different spirit from what we experienced in Rio de Janeiro, 15 million city.
That morning, we had an early walk with my wife and were pleased to see nice horses carriages like this one passing by. The city was calm until the kids wake up for school around 7:15. Quite soon, we were lost in the crowd of children running all around us. It was really fun to see them laughing, yelling around, so happy to meet again before entering schools.
The City was named after "Tiradentes" (the one who takes your teeth away literraly) as a tribute to the dentist Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier who fought for the Republican ideas against the Empire. That period was called the "Inconfidencia" since he - among others - planned in 1789 to kill the governor and protest against the Tyranny of the Portuguese King, especially in that wealthy province called "Minas Gerais" from which Portugal extracted incredible amounts of gold and precious stones. Executed in 1792, Tiradentes became a famous symbol for the Republicans.
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besnard (57226) 2006-02-19 7:01
Très jolie composition qui a le mérite de nous présenter une image de la vie quotidienne de ce pays.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
atus (15856) 2006-02-19 7:25
a simple but very well composed shot showing the daily life of people.Nice colors and good lighting,too.Cgts! Attila
saharafree (0) 2006-02-19 8:10
It is such a breathtaking picture , other faces from Brazil and i was thinking about a Walter Salles' film , Estacion de Brasil , with a look to the rural impoverished areas of a less known Brasil ...
Very interesting picture and comment !
don_narayan (2014) 2006-02-19 10:47
Hi Steven. I like this old scene. The combo of the donkey and cart passing by the old buildings on that old, cobble stone road. Nice shot.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-02-19 16:13
Trez jolie ambiance dans cette vilage j'aime bien commen tu as caputre la architecture ainsi que le rythle de vie
merci pour le partage
verde (957) 2006-02-20 17:58
really nice colors, did you burn in any of this shot? it looks like there is a faint halo around the guys face?
The colors really do look nice, very impressive. I like the compostion a lot too.
thanks for posting
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 19 DAYS TO DISCOVER BRAZIL
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-19 6:48