trois superbes statues, avec une préférence pour celle de Fernando Pessoa.three superb statues. With a priority for that of Fernando Pessoa.
Very cool. I love the first shot, it looks like he's really looking at you!
They are all so wonderful and each so unique!
I love this one especially, the figure in the top is just waiting for a story to be written about him.
I think thoes statues have modern sence.Thoes are cool and impressive.
Pessoa is so cool! Wow!! I am loving these posts.
I like the Nemésio sculpture — it's weird. ;DThe February 2009 theme poll is up! Please vote if you haven't already :)
These are fascinating. I particularly like the setting for Vitorino Nemésio. I'm curious, JM -- if you were a poet (perhaps you are), which of the settings would you most want for your statue?
Hilda and Mkhansen, I also find the setting for Vitorino Nemésio very interesting although the statue can look weird, but as he was an islander from the Azores Archipelago, I can see an island and all the sea waves... but that's just me, thinking! :-)))No, I'm not a poet! :-) But if I was I would like to be surrounded by the succulent garden as Manuel Alegre on the previous post is, cause I really am a cacti and other succulent plants lover. :-)
Oops - I goofed and mixed up the captions. I meant to say I'm drawn to the setting for Camilo Pessanha. (Like Babzy yesterday, I'm embarrassed to say I don't know any of these poets.) The statue of Vitorino Nemésio makes me feel nervous - maybe his poetry would, too.The way you shot the Manuel Alegre statue makes him lord of the park, I think.JM, your photographs make me eager to visit Portugal!
Mkhansen, there are so many fantastic writers all over the world we can not know them all... Anyway, just for your knowledge I can tell you Fernando Pessoa (1st photo) is 'THE' icon of portuguese contemporary literature, also considered along with Pablo Neruda, the most representative of the 20th century poetry. Here is a link about him you may be interested in reading: http://www.booksfactory.com/writers/pessoa.htm
I love places that honour their artists. Clearly Oeiras does.
What about Saramago?
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Rob, that's a very good question. Well, actually, José Saramago, Nobel Prize for literature (1998), has written 3 poetry books only among more than 35 works. I guess that's why he can't be seen as a poet, like all the other 20writers who got a statue in the park...
Hi JM - this place is just so cool - I just adore a country who celebrates its writers so!!!Glad you liked my photo!!! You are welcome anytime and I have a spare toothbrush!!! This was taken from my deck so a gin and tonic and a toothbrush are all you need!!!! On second thoughts who cares about the toothbrush.
JM - Thank you for directing me to that link on Fernando Pessoa. He sounds like a complex and interesting man. English speakers can get a taste of his English poetry here. It's worth it.
nice sculptures ,and one poet i know ...Fernando Pessoa ;)
I do think this is such a wonderful idea. Culture aand nature hand in hand.
That is a fascinating group of statues - Pessoa is the only one I'm familar with.
Sorry I missed so many of your posts.Rarely do we see a tribute to Poets, like this park in your town.What a great idea!I see you have left a link to know more about them. I am going to have a look,because apart from Saramago that I enjoy I don't know the others real poets.
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