Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Poets in the park (I)

David Mourão Ferreira (1927-1996)
José Gomes Ferreira (1900-1985)Manuel Alegre (born 1936)
All statues by Francisco Simões, at Parque dos Poetas, Oeiras (see previous post).

21 comments:

Fio said...

Poets Park - what a romantic idea! Beautiful. Especially the first monument :) It's made of wood??

Tanya said...

Those statues are incredible. This is such an awesome park!

Jules said...

These are all so imaginative. Love the head!!

Great place to spend the day and read - poetry of course!!!

tr3nta said...

Where is this park?... I don't know it... You've done a fine reportage.

babooshka said...

What another wonderful idea. I feel I live on an island of Philistines when I read and view this. It's fascinating and beautiful.

JM said...

No Fio, all statues are stone made.

Tr3nta, the parks is right in front of Oeiras shopping mall and SATU terminal, near the A5 highway (Lisbon-Cascais).

Olivier said...

la deuxième statue (avec la tête) est superbe et très original, j'adore.

the second statue (the head) is superb and very original, I love.

willow said...

Fabulous statues! The one in your opening photo is absolutely amazing. Nice shot. I am curious to read some of their works now.

nobu said...

Each of the statues are wonderful.

gogouci said...

Love this series of photos

Lidia said...

Oh, beautiful!

Per Stromsjo said...

Maybe the concept of a theme park could get a different meaning one day! A real good initiative this seems to be.

Karen said...

The first is beautiful but I love the whimsy of the head with so much happening. Wonderful photos. You live in a very beautiful place.

Joy said...

I love these photos! Love poetry. I would love to see these statues myself.

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uncleawang said...

So beautiful!
Have a nice day.

Virginia said...

These are wonderful JM> I wish we had more public art like this in my city. Nicely photographed to I might add.
V

Tash said...

Very beautiful & informative. It is so rare for poets to be recognized like this! I will look up the poets. The US has a new Poet Laureate - Kay Ryan, & I only know cuz one of the women in my book club suggested we read her poetry for January's get together.
BTW the tower in Berkeley (or the Campanille) was built in 1914.

PJ said...

I tell you, JM, you have an eye for beauty. This sculpture garden, well I could easily get lost there for a few hours - with my camera of course! (I take way too many pictures.0

humanobserver said...

A beautiful park...magnificent...I am extremely happy to know that you had visted Delhi...

Hilda said...

This park is so amazing! I love the views that you showed yesterday! And to actually honor your poets — lovely!

Babzy said...

Impressive ,but i feel like beeing a little ignorant because i dont'know even know one of them !