Growing city – Open ports

Camburi's Beach

I was looking for an industrial landscape to illustrate environment degradation for my sociology class when I remembered that my home city could be one of the examples. The first thing that passed through my mind was the background of Camburi’s Beach. People go there to enjoy themselves on a summer Sunday with such big port in front of them. Not that it isn’t a good place, it is an urban beach. But it is barely suitable for swimming since the water and wind movement bring many particles of iron ore – it is the largest port for export iron ore in the world.

I recovered from my bookmarks this website that shows a timeline aerial photograph mapping of the city where you can see how the port develops during the last 40 years: