StFrancisRiver

:: Saint Francis River

StFrancisRiver

Currently, there is an exhibition in the central mall of Liberty Square about the customs and economy of the Saint Francis Valley region. It’s called ‘Alameda San Francisco: the river floods the city’. Ironically, the river which crosses half of the country from Minas Gerais state till the Northeast, goes through a critical phase with many of its tributaries drying having a decreased flow. This panel shows one of man’s activities in the region: the transport of goods on carts pulled by oxen. Would the empty cart be a reflection of the bad moment of the economy?

Atualmente, há uma exposição na alameda central da Praça da Liberdade sobre os costumes e economia da região do vale do São Francisco. Ela se chama ‘Alameda São Francisco: o rio inunda a cidade’. Ironicamente, o rio que atravessa metade do país de Minas Gerais ao Nordeste, passa por uma fase crítica com muitos de seus afluentes secando e tem sua vazão diminuída. Este painel mostra uma das atividades do homem da região: o transporte de mercadorias em carros puxados por bois. Será que o carro vazio é um reflexo do mau momento da economia?

3 thoughts on “:: Saint Francis River

  1. Your post raises the question of what can we do to safeguard our water resources. Fresh water is becoming a scarcer and scarcer commodity. It will be a scary future without plentiful water.

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