Photographer's Note

This is a partial view of a middleclass residential area in Belo Horizonte, in the heart of Serra (an urbain district of BH).

Why do people like living in agglomerations, in those boxlike compartments? There are beautiful and sophisticated buildings, but they're nothing more than expensive drawers gathered into a tight formation. There are many of them in big cities all around the world.

If an extraterrestrial arrived here, coming from another way of life, for example, not money dependent, he probably wouldn't find a big difference between this landscape and a "favela" (slum).

And don't you think it is visually confusing to have all those "green elements" mixed together? (see WS#1) The trees seem suffocated!

What do you think?

PP: resized, sharpness increased a little.

When I was processing these pictures for posting here, I noticed the presence of a man... see zoom here, on the WS#2. Maybe, he was trying to see something on the street, like me... ???

On the picture of WS#1 he is not there, only his ladder.

I added another picture (as WS#3), after reading what Maria (siamesa) and Francisco (xuaxo) have said about painting these façades in different colours... the material is not paintable.

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