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Hi TE friends

Last week, I decided to visit lesser known places of Lisbon region. I took this picture 20 minutes before the sunset.

This is the first picture of the Poets Park in Oeiras.

The park is crossed by the 'Alameda Poets', the main route on which the general conception of space. In turn, the Boulevard is flanked by 'islands' small thematic gardens open to the statues of poets, chosen as representative of the poetry of the Portuguese speaking at different times.

To select which poets who would be in the Park, the project officers looked for various institutions which are empowered to investigate a selection of 60 authors. The names on the final list, 50 are Portuguese and 10 authors are from countries or territories of Portuguese speaking.

Various literary periods are also represented, with 20 poets chosen are of the twentieth century and the remaining from other times. In the now opened 20 sculptures will be integrated, eleven of which are ready on the opening day of the Park.

Teixeira Pascoaes, Florbela Espanca, José Gomes Ferreira, Miguel Torga, Sophia de Mello Breyner, Natália Correia, Eugenio de Andrade, Fernando Pessoa, Mário de Sá Carneiro, Alexandre O `Neill and Antonio Ramos Rosa are the poets whose statue can be assessed first. This is the statue of FLORBELA ESPANCA

For a selection of artists who performed the sculptures, the Oeiras City Council has the support of organizations like the National Academy of Fine Arts, the National Society of Fine Arts, the International Association of Art Critics and the Faculties of Fine Arts Porto and Lisbon. The average price of each statue is around 55 billion euros.

The area has a total of 10 hectares, divided into squares, themed gardens with sculptures of the poets, the "Forest Poetry", a Park Picnic, a football stadium and locker rooms, a playground, a multi-sports park, an amphitheater outdoors and a "Cyber Fountain ', with effects caused by different water fountains.

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