Friday, May 14, 2010

Luís de Camões


Luís Vaz de Camões (1524-1580) is considered Portugal's greatest poet. He is best remembered for his epic 'Os Lusíadas' (The Lusiads), a fantastic interpretation of the portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries, written in the homeric fashion after his return from the Indies.
This bust is one of four at the Poets Cascade, Oeiras Palace gardens

20 comments:

Dina said...

From what you say, the bust seems very appropriate and does him honor.

Olivier said...

belle composition sur la premiere photo, j'aime beaucoup

brattcat said...

I like that you've shown him from the front and the back.

B SQUARED said...

He looks very "Greek." I mean that as a compliment.

Paty said...

eu adoro Camões, adorei a estátua.

Sharon said...

He appears to have an inspiring view! I wonder if he would like it.

Lois said...

He has a lovely view!

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting--I will have to read all about him. Thanks. MB

Serline said...

I like the angle of this shot, using both distance and perspective.

Jacob said...

I have not heard of this poet, but he must have been quite accomplished and a credit to Portugal! I really like the first shot here, with the bust quite clear and sharp and the background lighted so well!

joo said...

To be honest with you I've never heard about him.
The first photo is terrific!

Irina said...

I am sure he likes what he sees.

Tricia said...

What a historic bust! WoW!

VP said...

A beautiful bust for one of the greatest poets, who described in a peculiar way a magic period for his country and for the whole world.

Gunn said...

You are both lucky to have a nice place like this.

T. Becque said...

Fantastic choice of perspective! It looks as if he's gazing longingly at what's in front of him.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

HI JM !!These are some really amazing and beautiful shots !!Simply fantastic !!

gogouci said...

Beautiful bust and location for someone so accomplished.

Anya said...

Funny to see the back & front side ;)))
Creative idea !!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like the composition of the top shot.