Photographer's Note

These two coconut trees are called "Romeo and Juliet". They are all alone in this desert place called Mangue Seco. Mangue Seco is a beautiful district of Jandara, a little city in Bahia. This place is amazing, more than 30 kilometers of desert beaches, green sea, coconut trees and many white sand dunes, that moves around because of the wind.
Mangue Seco arose as a little fishermen village more than 200 years ago. People say that in this place there was a tribe of natives that was extinguished by quest of the emperor D. Pedro, which forced the native population to run away. Around the 30's about 35 houses were swallowed by the sea and the dunes. The sand hills are always shifting there, which makes the place kind of inhospitable. I suppose that this is the reason for the place being so desert.
The access to Mangue Seco can only be done by Sergipe, a state close to Bahia. I remember when we went there we had this funny situation.. we asked directions to get there. We found a taxi cab driver who took us there by a special price. After a long time going by a sandy desert road surrounded only by vegetation, we had to cross the river that divides the states Sergipe and Bahia. We spent the day there, strolling on the dunes, riding a buggy (it was very cool!) enjoying the landscape. The problem was when we had to come back: we crossed the river, but there wasn't any cab or anything else for us to come back to Aracaju (Sergipe's capital).. we wanted to sit down and cry because we couldn't stay there, as we had a little money, and there isn't any place for people to sleep! To solve this problem we started going to every house we found, asking if anyone had a car to take us back to Aracaju. Thank God we found someone who accepted take us back for the last remain of money we had! hehe

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