Friday, August 14, 2009

Port of Santarém

At the confluence of Rio Amazonas and Rio Tapajós is the city of Santarém. Lying halfway between Manaus and Belém, its entire river front serves as a port for the various boats passing by on their way up or downriver. You can walk for a mile along the boardwalk and see boats covering every inch of shore. During the day, people are in constant motion loading and unloading goods and preparing for the next voyage.

2 comments:

foster said...

What great composition! Hooray for the decisive moment and shades of blue on round-bowed boats!

Bett Addams Williams said...

Delightful variety. Boats in all shapes and conditions of servitude! And THEN the precious girls leaving their boat, one with a white flower in her hair! Bravo again!