memorias de guapé

Guapé (here) - Minas Gerais, Brasil

The town was flooded  in 1963 to build a dam, today the old house is in the middle of the river, and what's left from our lands are little small islands, the ferry is a transportation of extreme importance connecting the farms to the main land. It once had tourists and commerce, today though it's just a small town lost in the middle of nowhere.


All of the images in this post are really beautiful but the second last is my definite favorite. Great combination of old colors and blurriness. Such a beautiful place. Thanks for awarding me btw, i'll try to write something even though i'm no good when it comes to writing things down :)

by Emilia E. on Monday, March 28, 2011. #

Wow, I absolutely love the colours of the first pictures, they're incredible (and the photo of the tree!) :) Is it film?

by Sofía Haltrup on Monday, March 28, 2011. #

i'm sorry about the town and the house.

beautiful pics!.

by Joanna Paterek on Monday, March 28, 2011. #

e a gente ainda acredita estar caminhando pra evolução. o ser humano não tem paz. é uma pena pela cidade...
fotos que me passam muito carinho, intimidade e aquele ar gostoso da cidade do interior onde o tempo passa devagar. :)

by f on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. #

These pictures are so beautiful, the three last ones are so wow!

by Nanó on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. #

thank you so much dear,
i am very lucky to have gone to such beautiful places, just like you.
this post is amazing,


by cinta / sepi / sayu on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. #

I love these last words.
In my mind, except Amazonia, I always imagine Brazil in red, red early sun, red earth, red dust etc.
& yet, yet red like your heart Who is blooming silently.

I admire really how you can tell so well your story with few photos.
Green is Red

Ma Belle

by leno on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. #

thank you for all the insightful comments.

the last blurry picture is a paint painted by my mom, she is a great I had to bring it fro Brasil, to have a piece of there here.

by michelle ma belle on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. #

Tutte le foto di questo post sono splendide, riescono ad emanare molte emozioni. Un abbraccio Daniela.

by Daniela on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. #

That kitten picture is pure amazing perfection!
And I really really love the picture before that, with the pink blossoms. There's something poetic about it, the way the flowers are behind those black branches.

by Helen on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. #

these are wonderful images. :)

i just viewed your comment about the award, right after publishing the one from felix, and i actually gave you the award too! hehe thank you so much :)

by Ella on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. #

wow this sounds absolutely beautiful and, again, might I add that your photos never cease to make me go "aww"...

thank you also for doing the tag. your english is beautiful and so is your smile- don't hide it. it was lovely getting to know you a little bit better michelle haha:)

by Felix Curds on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. #

oh meu deus, é triste saber que o sítio da tua infância foi destruído mas pelo menos ainda tens memórias às quais podes agarrar e ninguém te pode tirar isso :)

by Anonymous on Thursday, March 31, 2011. #

all these are so sweet

by Barbara on Friday, April 01, 2011. #

parece que só o Brasil tem essa luz especial impossivel de achar em outro lugar.

by ella es tanya on Friday, April 01, 2011. #

These are beautiful shots. I so love the kittens - they remind me of my (feral) cat when he was just kitten...
Your family's hometown looks beautiful...peaceful, and everything just flows together. Beautiful.

by Indie.Tea on Saturday, April 02, 2011. #